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Las Animas County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 20,624 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands < 1%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous8,28140%
Freshwater Shrub 4,36621%
Freshwater Forested 2,15310%
Ponds 1,1386%
Lakes 1,3016%
Rivers 1,6668%
Other 1,7148%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 9144%
Dammed 7524%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 5< 1%
Modified by Beaver 13< 1%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress871,51129%
Low Stress1,401,24246%
Moderate Stress392,48213%
High Stress209,4797%
Severe Stress180,1356%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 3,054,899 acres 12,363 sq km
Maximum elevation 13,568 ft 4,136 m
Minimum elevation 4,319 ft 1,317 m
Average elevation 6,004 ft 1,831 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 332,162 11%
 Bureau of Land Management8,308< 1%
 Federal Land, Misc235,9898%
  Total Forest Service Lands 87,866 3%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands87,8663%
Total State 239,469 8%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife59,9382%
 Colorado State Land Board179,5316%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 8,370 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 2,474,897 81%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 676,12022%
 21a: Alpine Zone5,605< 1%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests1,458< 1%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands224,8577%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests53,3152%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests370,09312%
 21j: Grassland Parks20,793< 1%
25: High Plains 13,412< 1%
 25d: Flat to Rolling Plains13,412< 1%
26: Southwestern Tablelands 2,365,36777%
 26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands1,376,86945%
 26f: Mesa de Maya/Black Mesa296,72610%
 26g: Purgatoire Hills and Canyons520,28917%
 26h: Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands and Savannas171,4836%