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The Rio Grande Headwaters Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 33,965 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 4%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous17,75252%
Freshwater Shrub 9,82129%
Freshwater Forested 90< 1%
Ponds 2,5277%
Lakes 3,46310%
Rivers 273< 1%
Other 39< 1%

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 Stress296,40534%
Low Stress423,39948%
Moderate Stress82,7909%
High Stress39,6554%
Severe Stress41,2575%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 883,507 acres 3,576 sq km
Maximum elevation 13,893 ft 4,236 m
Minimum elevation 7,886 ft 2,404 m
Average elevation 10,508 ft 3,204 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 795,205 90%
 Bureau of Land Management4,519< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 790,686 89%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests758< 1%
  Rio Grande National Forest789,69589%
  San Juan National Forest233< 1%
Total State 4,776 < 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife1,394< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board3,382< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 None
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 83,526 9%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 854,80997%
 21a: Alpine Zone227,60226%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands49,3796%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests476,83754%
 21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests56,6076%
 21j: Grassland Parks44,3835%
22: Arizona/New Mexico Plate 28,6983%
 22a: San Luis Shrublands and Hills18,9692%
 22b: San Luis Alluvial Flats and Wetlands9,7291%