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Larimer County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 62,303 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 4%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous14,22223%
Freshwater Shrub 18,99130%
Freshwater Forested 528< 1%
Ponds 5,5619%
Lakes 20,54833%
Rivers 2,0313%
Other 422< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 3,5626%
Dammed 15,61325%
Ditched/Drained 22< 1%
Farmed 15< 1%
Modified by Beaver 6691%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress280,12417%
Low Stress579,53934%
Moderate Stress271,37216%
High Stress195,97312%
Severe Stress357,16921%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,684,169 acres 6,816 sq km
Maximum elevation 13,574 ft 4,138 m
Minimum elevation 4,780 ft 1,457 m
Average elevation 7,745 ft 2,361 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 818,463 49%
 Bureau of Land Management27,7402%
 Federal Land, Misc3,109< 1%
 Fish and Wildlife Service40< 1%
 National Park Service141,6018%
  Total Forest Service Lands 645,973 38%
  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee National Grassland645,96538%
  Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest8< 1%
Total State 77,362 5%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife28,9742%
 Colorado State Land Board35,2502%
 Colorado State Parks301< 1%
 State Land, Misc12,837< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 100,807 6%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 3,736 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 683,801 41%


Ecoregions (acres)

18: Wyoming Basin 72,1294%
 18f: Laramie Basin72,1294%
21: Southern Rockies 1,267,63475%
 21a: Alpine Zone98,3456%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests344,74420%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests615,12537%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands209,42012%
25: High Plains 344,40620%
 25c: Moderate Relief Plains85,1445%
 25d: Flat to Rolling Plains64,0964%
 25l: Front Range Fans195,16612%