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San Miguel County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area

Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 10,057 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 1%

Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous4,02040%
Freshwater Shrub 1,87319%
Freshwater Forested 10< 1%
Ponds 1,67517%
Lakes 98010%
Rivers 1,38514%
Other 1151%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 3183%
Dammed 1,78118%
Ditched/Drained 19< 1%
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 6216%

[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors

Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress118,65814%
Low Stress376,27946%
Moderate Stress158,89119%
High Stress100,49012%
Severe Stress72,3529%

[+] County Geography and Land Ownership

Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 826,687 acres 3,346 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,021 ft 4,275 m
Minimum elevation 5,309 ft 1,618 m
Average elevation 7,953 ft 2,425 m

Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 489,957 59%
 Bureau of Land Management319,82839%
  Total Forest Service Lands 170,130 21%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests169,50221%
  San Juan National Forest627< 1%
Total State 35,290 4%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife15,4382%
 Colorado State Land Board19,8522%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 406 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 717 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 300,317 36%

Ecoregions (acres)

20: Colorado Plateaus 488,09159%
 20a: Monticello-Cortez Uplands34,4174%
 20b: Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins125,48915%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands328,18540%
21: Southern Rockies 338,59741%
 21a: Alpine Zone36,9234%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests153,20019%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests148,47318%