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The North Fork Gunnison Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 12,884 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous4,87738%
Freshwater Shrub 2,44519%
Freshwater Forested 1< 1%
Ponds 3,60428%
Lakes 1,0148%
Rivers 8997%
Other 44< 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 Stress101,82516%
Low Stress222,38436%
Moderate Stress115,83419%
High Stress84,57514%
Severe Stress95,72815%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 620,348 acres 2,511 sq km
Maximum elevation 13,044 ft 3,977 m
Minimum elevation 5,094 ft 1,553 m
Average elevation 8,261 ft 2,519 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 439,141 71%
 Bureau of Land Management59,41810%
 Bureau of Reclamation477< 1%
 Fish and Wildlife Service141< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 379,105 61%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests379,08061%
  White River National Forest25< 1%
Total State 48 < 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife48< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 62 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 181,097 29%


Ecoregions (acres)

20: Colorado Plateaus 116,86319%
 20b: Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins68,15911%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands48,7048%
21: Southern Rockies 503,48481%
 21a: Alpine Zone28,4545%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests179,30129%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests220,61436%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests75,11512%