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Routt County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 56,400 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 4%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous27,62849%
Freshwater Shrub 13,34224%
Freshwater Forested 8441%
Ponds 9,93518%
Lakes 2,4574%
Rivers 1,9483%
Other 246< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 1,1252%
Dammed 4,0827%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 4,0597%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress121,8928%
Low Stress439,19929%
Moderate Stress306,12920%
High Stress376,21625%
Severe Stress272,48318%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,515,909 acres 6,135 sq km
Maximum elevation 12,188 ft 3,716 m
Minimum elevation 6,215 ft 1,895 m
Average elevation 8,183 ft 2,495 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 668,410 44%
 Bureau of Land Management81,5085%
 Federal Land, Misc1,292< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 585,610 39%
  Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest579,44238%
  White River National Forest6,167< 1%
Total State 66,193 4%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife3,063< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board59,1344%
 Colorado State Parks3,996< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 932 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 3,107 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 777,267 51%


Ecoregions (acres)

18: Wyoming Basin 109,6997%
 18a: Rolling Sagebrush Steppe109,6997%
21: Southern Rockies 1,406,21093%
 21a: Alpine Zone13,203< 1%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests310,20520%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests80,6135%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands355,97723%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests265,07917%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests381,13325%