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Saguache County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 128,662 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 6%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous118,58892%
Freshwater Shrub 6,4465%
Freshwater Forested 52< 1%
Ponds 1,9892%
Lakes 574< 1%
Rivers 476< 1%
Other 537< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 428< 1%
Dammed 749< 1%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 1,4401%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress280,78314%
Low Stress903,87345%
Moderate Stress339,04717%
High Stress202,50510%
Severe Stress301,26815%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 2,027,451 acres 8,205 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,303 ft 4,361 m
Minimum elevation 7,527 ft 2,295 m
Average elevation 9,232 ft 2,815 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 1,457,065 72%
 Bureau of Land Management340,34617%
 Bureau of Reclamation3,065< 1%
 Federal Land, Misc65< 1%
 Fish and Wildlife Service80,2934%
 National Park Service101,6655%
  Total Forest Service Lands 931,631 46%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests315,50916%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands23,9981%
  Rio Grande National Forest592,12429%
Total State 61,612 3%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife2,018< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board59,5933%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 None
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 10,064 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 498,711 25%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 1,384,20468%
 21a: Alpine Zone101,6655%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests72,6394%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests39,5922%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands202,74710%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests67,3423%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests79,3564%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests490,58124%
 21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests197,63110%
 21i: Sagebrush Parks86,1544%
 21j: Grassland Parks46,4982%
22: Arizona/New Mexico Plate 643,24732%
 22a: San Luis Shrublands and Hills182,9989%
 22b: San Luis Alluvial Flats and Wetlands68,3743%
 22c: Salt Flats281,21614%
 22e: Sand Dunes and Sand Sheets110,6605%