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Rio Blanco County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 22,864 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 1%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous10,32245%
Freshwater Shrub 3,25614%
Freshwater Forested 49< 1%
Ponds 6,73229%
Lakes 1,2345%
Rivers 1,0695%
Other 202< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 7503%
Dammed 2,45811%
Ditched/Drained 11< 1%
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 1,6217%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress329,87816%
Low Stress1,040,55550%
Moderate Stress383,91819%
High Stress199,88110%
Severe Stress110,6415%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 2,064,881 acres 8,356 sq km
Maximum elevation 12,023 ft 3,666 m
Minimum elevation 5,047 ft 1,539 m
Average elevation 7,224 ft 2,202 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 1,515,435 73%
 Bureau of Land Management1,156,28256%
  Total Forest Service Lands 359,153 17%
  Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest110,9935%
  White River National Forest248,16012%
Total State 43,951 2%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife43,1942%
 Colorado State Land Board757< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 None
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 505,495 24%


Ecoregions (acres)

18: Wyoming Basin 2,748< 1%
 18a: Rolling Sagebrush Steppe2,748< 1%
20: Colorado Plateaus 1,580,90077%
 20b: Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins193,9059%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands1,360,56866%
 20e: Escarpments8,831< 1%
 20f: Uinta Basin Floor17,596< 1%
21: Southern Rockies 481,23323%
 21a: Alpine Zone5,296< 1%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands1,684< 1%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests205,02610%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests241,30312%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests27,9241%