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The Blue Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 22,632 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 5%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous4,31319%
Freshwater Shrub 7,45933%
Freshwater Forested 50< 1%
Ponds 3,28415%
Lakes 7,16632%
Rivers 3211%
Other 37< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

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




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress76,03517%
Low Stress191,22444%
Moderate Stress74,45417%
High Stress45,28610%
Severe Stress49,96911%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 436,963 acres 1,768 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,261 ft 4,348 m
Minimum elevation 7,329 ft 2,234 m
Average elevation 10,268 ft 3,131 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 322,685 74%
 Bureau of Land Management11,8473%
  Total Forest Service Lands 310,838 71%
  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee National Grassland1,798< 1%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands353< 1%
  White River National Forest308,68771%
Total State 958 < 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife958< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 4,532 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 3,627 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 105,161 24%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 436,963100%
 21a: Alpine Zone95,59322%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests120,97728%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests566< 1%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests164,76638%
 21i: Sagebrush Parks55,06113%