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The Upper Gunnison Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 46,102 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 3%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous19,66443%
Freshwater Shrub 7,57416%
Freshwater Forested 110< 1%
Ponds 5,99913%
Lakes 11,47225%
Rivers 1,1693%
Other 115< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

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




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress238,20715%
Low Stress799,48752%
Moderate Stress267,10817%
High Stress119,2428%
Severe Stress119,4248%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,543,471 acres 6,246 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,317 ft 4,365 m
Minimum elevation 5,085 ft 1,550 m
Average elevation 9,462 ft 2,885 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 1,133,928 73%
 Bureau of Land Management470,02330%
 Bureau of Reclamation10< 1%
 Federal Land, Misc642< 1%
 National Park Service66,9274%
  Total Forest Service Lands 596,326 39%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests595,84939%
  Rio Grande National Forest477< 1%
Total State 22,643 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife21,3651%
 Colorado State Land Board1,278< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 8 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 386,892 25%


Ecoregions (acres)

20: Colorado Plateaus 189,55612%
 20b: Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins6,886< 1%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands182,67012%
21: Southern Rockies 1,353,91488%
 21a: Alpine Zone155,68610%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests5,215< 1%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests4,896< 1%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands2,291< 1%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests84,1005%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests95,5986%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests511,24533%
 21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests244,37616%
 21i: Sagebrush Parks250,50816%