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The Purgatorie Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 21,202 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands < 1%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous7,39635%
Freshwater Shrub 5,28625%
Freshwater Forested 3,25515%
Ponds 1,4237%
Lakes 1,3066%
Rivers 1,3937%
Other 1,1435%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 0< 1%
Dammed 0< 1%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 0< 1%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress565,36027%
Low Stress973,75946%
Moderate Stress277,88913%
High Stress167,2658%
Severe Stress140,2137%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 2,124,493 acres 8,598 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,045 ft 4,282 m
Minimum elevation 3,860 ft 1,177 m
Average elevation 5,945 ft 1,813 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 317,253 15%
 Bureau of Land Management7,243< 1%
 Federal Land, Misc212,56110%
  Total Forest Service Lands 97,449 5%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands97,4495%
Total State 186,144 9%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife35,9542%
 Colorado State Land Board150,1907%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 3,232 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 1,617,864 76%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 544,84026%
 21a: Alpine Zone11,421< 1%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests1,090< 1%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands201,4189%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests50,0932%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests268,58713%
 21j: Grassland Parks12,232< 1%
26: Southwestern Tablelands 1,579,65374%
 26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands1,001,53147%
 26f: Mesa de Maya/Black Mesa38,5612%
 26g: Purgatoire Hills and Canyons510,61624%
 26h: Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands and Savannas27,7191%
 26k: Sandsheets1,225< 1%