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Otero County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area

Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 18,333 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%

Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous4,98327%
Freshwater Shrub 3,25118%
Freshwater Forested 4,62325%
Ponds 1,79710%
Lakes 2,10011%
Rivers 1,3727%
Other 2061%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 3,10217%
Dammed 56< 1%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 0None

[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors

Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress53,3227%
Low Stress479,98859%
Moderate Stress125,28015%
High Stress46,0836%
Severe Stress107,07013%

[+] County Geography and Land Ownership

Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 811,732 acres 3,285 sq km
Maximum elevation 5,269 ft 1,606 m
Minimum elevation 3,968 ft 1,210 m
Average elevation 4,449 ft 1,356 m

Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 175,546 22%
 Bureau of Land Management2,106< 1%
 Federal Land, Misc27< 1%
 National Park Service797< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 172,615 21%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands172,61521%
Total State 127,111 16%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife2,116< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board124,99615%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 None
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 509,075 63%

Ecoregions (acres)

26: Southwestern Tablelands 811,732100%
 26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands746,18692%
 26g: Purgatoire Hills and Canyons55,3847%
 26h: Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands and Savannas10,1621%