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Pitkin County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 14,974 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous5,78939%
Freshwater Shrub 3,54024%
Freshwater Forested 76< 1%
Ponds 3,74125%
Lakes 1,3369%
Rivers 4543%
Other 38< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 3873%
Dammed 1,1007%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 1,2338%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress102,51416%
Low Stress329,15153%
Moderate Stress92,21715%
High Stress45,7047%
Severe Stress57,2399%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 626,825 acres 2,537 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,256 ft 4,346 m
Minimum elevation 6,254 ft 1,907 m
Average elevation 9,971 ft 3,040 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 522,352 83%
 Bureau of Land Management27,5084%
  Total Forest Service Lands 494,844 79%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests48< 1%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands90< 1%
  White River National Forest494,70579%
Total State 811 < 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife330< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board481< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 3,545 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 1,568 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 98,549 16%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 626,825100%
 21a: Alpine Zone157,84325%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests126,33320%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands72,93912%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests216,96635%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests52,7448%