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Mesa County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 34,435 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous10,40630%
Freshwater Shrub 5,14715%
Freshwater Forested 102< 1%
Ponds 10,86432%
Lakes 3,58010%
Rivers 4,04112%
Other 294< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 1,9866%
Dammed 5,32615%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 1,8235%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress431,47120%
Low Stress1,053,83649%
Moderate Stress277,65613%
High Stress131,9116%
Severe Stress246,49212%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 2,141,368 acres 8,666 sq km
Maximum elevation 11,235 ft 3,425 m
Minimum elevation 4,323 ft 1,318 m
Average elevation 6,863 ft 2,092 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 1,561,462 73%
 Bureau of Land Management983,59446%
 Bureau of Reclamation3,540< 1%
 Federal Land, Misc1,862< 1%
 Fish and Wildlife Service18< 1%
 National Park Service20,428< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 552,020 26%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests463,22622%
  Manti-La Sal National Forest4,341< 1%
  White River National Forest84,4534%
Total State 1,875 < 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife420< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board1,251< 1%
 Colorado State Parks198< 1%
 State Land, Misc5< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 1,975 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 576,055 27%


Ecoregions (acres)

20: Colorado Plateaus 1,491,40770%
 20b: Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins469,52622%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands981,72446%
 20d: Arid Canyonlands5,927< 1%
 20e: Escarpments34,2302%
21: Southern Rockies 649,96030%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests125,5066%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests462,78322%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests61,6723%