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The San Luis Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 48,212 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 5%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous43,59790%
Freshwater Shrub 284< 1%
Freshwater Forested 23< 1%
Ponds 1,4263%
Lakes 1,3243%
Rivers 9122%
Other 6451%

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 Stress66,9997%
Low Stress276,36027%
Moderate Stress187,39419%
High Stress143,97614%
Severe Stress337,21233%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,011,949 acres 4,095 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,311 ft 4,363 m
Minimum elevation 7,508 ft 2,289 m
Average elevation 8,429 ft 2,570 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 489,505 48%
 Bureau of Land Management97,83610%
 Fish and Wildlife Service81,7428%
 National Park Service136,97614%
  Total Forest Service Lands 172,950 17%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands101< 1%
  Rio Grande National Forest172,84917%
Total State 24,277 2%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife50< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board23,8872%
 Colorado State Parks340< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 None
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 53,448 5%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 444,719 44%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 284,36128%
 21a: Alpine Zone56,9736%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests74,5187%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests13,0991%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands26,2463%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests31,1083%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests6,861< 1%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests46,4915%
 21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests29,0643%
22: Arizona/New Mexico Plate 727,58872%
 22a: San Luis Shrublands and Hills107,89111%
 22b: San Luis Alluvial Flats and Wetlands180,43818%
 22c: Salt Flats276,59727%
 22e: Sand Dunes and Sand Sheets162,66216%