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The Colorado Headwaters Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area

Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 82,694 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 4%

Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous28,64035%
Freshwater Shrub 27,98834%
Freshwater Forested 1,0931%
Ponds 9,37011%
Lakes 13,50516%
Rivers 1,8432%
Other 255< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

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

[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors

Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress315,32317%
Low Stress769,47741%
Moderate Stress334,72518%
High Stress254,99114%
Severe Stress181,90210%

[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership

Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,856,415 acres 7,513 sq km
Maximum elevation 13,547 ft 4,130 m
Minimum elevation 5,716 ft 1,743 m
Average elevation 9,129 ft 2,783 m

Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 1,321,333 71%
 Bureau of Land Management327,75618%
 Federal Land, Misc584< 1%
 National Park Service96,3875%
  Total Forest Service Lands 896,607 48%
  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee National Grassland405,83622%
  Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest198,44611%
  White River National Forest292,32516%
Total State 53,310 3%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife12,677< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board40,6332%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 92 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 10,126 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 471,554 25%

Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 1,856,415100%
 21a: Alpine Zone162,6119%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests390,25721%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests116,4156%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands278,24415%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests406,30022%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests217,33512%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests61,5083%
 21i: Sagebrush Parks223,74512%