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The White-Yampa-Green Basin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 119,163 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous48,78741%
Freshwater Shrub 18,53616%
Freshwater Forested 1,189< 1%
Ponds 30,45826%
Lakes 5,4315%
Rivers 13,50111%
Other 1,2591%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 3,2003%
Dammed 10,9809%
Ditched/Drained 11< 1%
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 5,8715%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress1,084,66916%
Low Stress3,145,20447%
Moderate Stress1,215,81018%
High Stress778,21112%
Severe Stress516,9388%




[+] Major River Basin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 6,740,833 acres 27,280 sq km
Maximum elevation 12,346 ft 3,764 m
Minimum elevation 5,005 ft 1,526 m
Average elevation 7,262 ft 2,214 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 4,057,608 60%
 Bureau of Land Management2,780,40241%
 Federal Land, Misc709< 1%
 Fish and Wildlife Service12,174< 1%
 National Park Service156,9592%
  Total Forest Service Lands 1,107,364 16%
  Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest724,68511%
  White River National Forest382,6796%
Total State 309,247 5%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife58,304< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board245,9624%
 Colorado State Parks4,981< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 1,206 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 3,107 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 2,369,664 35%


Ecoregions (acres)

18: Wyoming Basin 2,021,13930%
 18a: Rolling Sagebrush Steppe1,403,51421%
 18d: Foothill Shrublands and Low Mountains158,5672%
 18e: Salt Desert Shrub Basins459,0577%
20: Colorado Plateaus 2,580,19938%
 20b: Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins381,4046%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands2,114,04931%
 20e: Escarpments59,758< 1%
 20f: Uinta Basin Floor24,989< 1%
21: Southern Rockies 2,139,49532%
 21a: Alpine Zone65,136< 1%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests275,1174%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests80,6131%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands357,2195%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests554,0948%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests756,96211%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests50,354< 1%