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The Saguache Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 79,674 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 9%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous75,83895%
Freshwater Shrub 2,7823%
Freshwater Forested 18< 1%
Ponds 8031%
Lakes 26< 1%
Rivers 1< 1%
Other 206< 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 Stress78,2379%
Low Stress378,50644%
Moderate Stress140,08516%
High Stress88,02210%
Severe Stress174,23220%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 859,078 acres 3,477 sq km
Maximum elevation 13,899 ft 4,238 m
Minimum elevation 7,531 ft 2,296 m
Average elevation 9,063 ft 2,763 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 571,563 67%
 Bureau of Land Management160,82719%
 Bureau of Reclamation3,065< 1%
 Fish and Wildlife Service3,081< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 404,589 47%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests185< 1%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands5< 1%
  Rio Grande National Forest404,39947%
Total State 50,113 6%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife1,772< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board48,3416%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 None
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 3,306 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 234,096 27%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 583,48068%
 21a: Alpine Zone21,0872%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands173,44320%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests227,72127%
 21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests135,92116%
 21j: Grassland Parks25,3083%
22: Arizona/New Mexico Plate 275,59832%
 22a: San Luis Shrublands and Hills84,50110%
 22b: San Luis Alluvial Flats and Wetlands32,9914%
 22c: Salt Flats158,10618%