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The Lower Gunnison Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 17,988 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous6,33235%
Freshwater Shrub 1,2227%
Freshwater Forested 55< 1%
Ponds 5,50531%
Lakes 2,98917%
Rivers 1,6859%
Other 1991%

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 Stress198,44419%
Low Stress493,02246%
Moderate Stress134,38213%
High Stress74,3547%
Severe Stress165,15816%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,065,360 acres 4,311 sq km
Maximum elevation 11,181 ft 3,409 m
Minimum elevation 4,551 ft 1,387 m
Average elevation 7,022 ft 2,141 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 789,310 74%
 Bureau of Land Management440,06941%
  Total Forest Service Lands 349,241 33%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests349,24133%
Total State 7,419 < 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife7,419< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 406 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 268,226 25%


Ecoregions (acres)

20: Colorado Plateaus 735,65169%
 20b: Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins302,42728%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands433,22441%
21: Southern Rockies 329,70931%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests65,1636%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests206,32219%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests58,2235%