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Rio Grande County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area

Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 32,526 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 6%

Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous27,84086%
Freshwater Shrub 1,6155%
Freshwater Forested 126< 1%
Ponds 2,3587%
Lakes 172< 1%
Rivers 311< 1%
Other 102< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 5822%
Dammed 2,4147%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 152< 1%

[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors

Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress102,33718%
Low Stress193,58033%
Moderate Stress57,15510%
High Stress36,2196%
Severe Stress195,10933%

[+] County Geography and Land Ownership

Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 584,400 acres 2,365 sq km
Maximum elevation 13,207 ft 4,026 m
Minimum elevation 7,592 ft 2,315 m
Average elevation 9,066 ft 2,764 m

Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 344,498 59%
 Bureau of Land Management54,7519%
 Fish and Wildlife Service13,5362%
  Total Forest Service Lands 276,212 47%
  Rio Grande National Forest270,63546%
  San Juan National Forest5,577< 1%
Total State 11,029 2%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife1,671< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board9,3582%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 None
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 228,872 39%

Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 344,88159%
 21a: Alpine Zone14,5172%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands82,97514%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests185,17132%
 21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests62,21911%
22: Arizona/New Mexico Plate 239,51941%
 22a: San Luis Shrublands and Hills71,31412%
 22b: San Luis Alluvial Flats and Wetlands166,88829%
 22c: Salt Flats1,318< 1%