El Paso County
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|Wetland Area by Stressor Class (acres)|
|Total Area and Elevation Range|
|Total Area||1,362,110 acres||5,512 sq km|
|Maximum Elevation||14,114 ft||4,303 m|
|Minimum Elevation||5,045 ft||1,538 m|
|Average Elevation||6,465 ft||1,971 m|
|Land Ownership (acres)|
|Total Federal Lands||205,281||15%|
|Bureau of Land Management||5,773||< 1%|
|Federal Land, Misc||103,424||8%|
|Total Forest Service Land||96,083||7%|
|Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands||96,083||7%|
|Total State Lands||183,178||13%|
|City, County, and Other Local Government Lands||16,744||1%|
|Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations||576||< 1%|
|21: Southern Rockies||212,200||16%|
|21a: Alpine Zone||5,303||< 1%|
|21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests||6,453||< 1%|
|21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests||125,927||9%|
|21d: Foothill Shrublands||74,516||5%|
|26: Southwestern Tablelands||1,149,910||84%|
|26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands||399,827||29%|
|26h: Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands and Savannas||14,685||1%|
|26i: Pine-Oak Woodlands||96,296||7%|
|26j: Foothill Grasslands||483,173||35%|
Potential Conservation Areas (PCAs) are delineated around important elements of biodiversity (plants, animals or natural communities). The list below includes all PCAs within the El Paso created for wetland and riparian dependent elements. This list represents wetlands and riparian areas with the highest known biodiversity value in the area.
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|Site Name||Biodiversity Significance|
Tracked elements of biodiversity include animals, plants, and natural communities that are uncommon either globally or within the state of Colorado. The list below includes all wetland and riparian dependent elements found within the El Paso and the count of known occurrences.
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|Major Group||State Scientific Name||Common Name||Global Rank||State Rank||ESA Status||CO Status||Other Status||CNHP Tracking Status|
CNHP conducts numerous studies on botany, zoology, ecology, and conservation planning. Many projects are specifically focused on wetland ecosystems and habitats. The list below includes all reports that focus on wetland and riparian areas within the El Paso
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