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Mineral County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 14,983 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 3%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous8,93460%
Freshwater Shrub 2,97920%
Freshwater Forested 8< 1%
Ponds 1,50710%
Lakes 1,1818%
Rivers 3452%
Other 29< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 85< 1%
Dammed 1,3669%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 2842%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress211,81938%
Low Stress258,93146%
Moderate Stress46,8058%
High Stress24,4554%
Severe Stress18,6353%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 560,653 acres 2,269 sq km
Maximum elevation 13,897 ft 4,237 m
Minimum elevation 7,636 ft 2,328 m
Average elevation 10,508 ft 3,204 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 523,882 93%
  Total Forest Service Lands 523,882 93%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests29< 1%
  Rio Grande National Forest391,07370%
  San Juan National Forest132,78024%
Total State 627 < 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife627< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 None
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 36,144 6%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 560,653100%
 21a: Alpine Zone138,21525%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands45< 1%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests14,4583%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests351,67263%
 21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests13,0042%
 21j: Grassland Parks43,2598%