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The South Platte Headwater Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area

Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 60,336 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 6%

Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous35,03558%
Freshwater Shrub 11,57619%
Freshwater Forested 389< 1%
Ponds 2,0493%
Lakes 9,81616%
Rivers 433< 1%
Other 1,0382%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 0< 1%
Dammed 0< 1%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 1< 1%

[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors

Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress97,0659%
Low Stress353,61634%
Moderate Stress241,01123%
High Stress190,80719%
Severe Stress143,50014%

[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership

Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,026,006 acres 4,152 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,287 ft 4,356 m
Minimum elevation 7,217 ft 2,200 m
Average elevation 9,638 ft 2,938 m

Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 471,008 46%
 Bureau of Land Management59,8796%
 National Park Service5,984< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 405,146 39%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands405,04439%
  White River National Forest101< 1%
Total State 64,542 6%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife23,5682%
 Colorado State Land Board40,9734%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 8,016 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 26,130 3%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 456,311 44%

Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 1,026,006100%
 21a: Alpine Zone77,6058%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests124,61312%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests205,92920%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests16,9232%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests145,23414%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests13,7741%
 21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests3,480< 1%
 21j: Grassland Parks438,44843%