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Montrose County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 18,086 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 1%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous7,36641%
Freshwater Shrub 1,3588%
Freshwater Forested 53< 1%
Ponds 4,77726%
Lakes 9325%
Rivers 3,35919%
Other 2411%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 1,95611%
Dammed 2,08112%
Ditched/Drained 17< 1%
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 3972%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress191,95913%
Low Stress692,17748%
Moderate Stress229,81416%
High Stress103,6557%
Severe Stress220,18115%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,437,776 acres 5,819 sq km
Maximum elevation 11,466 ft 3,496 m
Minimum elevation 4,679 ft 1,426 m
Average elevation 6,969 ft 2,125 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 978,640 68%
 Bureau of Land Management614,40343%
 Federal Land, Misc13< 1%
 National Park Service36,2723%
  Total Forest Service Lands 327,953 23%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests305,17121%
  Manti-La Sal National Forest22,7822%
Total State 9,594 < 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife9,591< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board1< 1%
 State Land, Misc2< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 630 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 611 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 448,299 31%


Ecoregions (acres)

20: Colorado Plateaus 1,083,41875%
 20b: Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins270,46319%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands812,95557%
21: Southern Rockies 354,35725%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests107,7377%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests237,04916%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests5,540< 1%
 21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests4,031< 1%