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The Gunnison Basin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 143,856 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 3%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous66,55746%
Freshwater Shrub 29,90721%
Freshwater Forested 463< 1%
Ponds 22,22815%
Lakes 18,31313%
Rivers 5,8634%
Other 524< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 4,0733%
Dammed 21,23815%
Ditched/Drained 17< 1%
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 6,7905%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress880,23817%
Low Stress2,340,18546%
Moderate Stress838,68216%
High Stress435,0138%
Severe Stress645,10213%




[+] Major River Basin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 5,139,220 acres 20,798 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,317 ft 4,365 m
Minimum elevation 4,551 ft 1,387 m
Average elevation 8,717 ft 2,658 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 3,694,256 72%
 Bureau of Land Management1,298,52825%
 Bureau of Reclamation486< 1%
 Federal Land, Misc1,417< 1%
 Fish and Wildlife Service141< 1%
 National Park Service67,9821%
  Total Forest Service Lands 2,325,701 45%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests2,324,85745%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands88< 1%
  Rio Grande National Forest696< 1%
  San Juan National Forest4< 1%
  White River National Forest55< 1%
Total State 42,364 < 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife35,976< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board6,154< 1%
 Colorado State Parks212< 1%
 State Land, Misc23< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 4,289 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 993 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 1,397,318 27%


Ecoregions (acres)

20: Colorado Plateaus 1,454,72528%
 20b: Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins547,31811%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands907,40818%
21: Southern Rockies 3,684,49572%
 21a: Alpine Zone362,3467%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests339,6157%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests26,989< 1%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands20,472< 1%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests554,25611%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests700,34414%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests856,69817%
 21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests264,9845%
 21i: Sagebrush Parks537,60210%
 21j: Grassland Parks21,190< 1%