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|Wetland Area by Stressor Class (acres)|
|Total Area and Elevation Range|
|Total Area||811,732 acres||3,285 sq km|
|Maximum Elevation||5,269 ft||1,606 m|
|Minimum Elevation||3,968 ft||1,210 m|
|Average Elevation||4,449 ft||1,356 m|
|Land Ownership (acres)|
|Total Federal Lands||175,546||22%|
|Bureau of Land Management||2,106||< 1%|
|Federal Land, Misc||27||< 1%|
|National Park Service||797||< 1%|
|Total Forest Service Land||172,615||21%|
|Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands||172,615||21%|
|Total State Lands||127,111||16%|
|City, County, and Other Local Government Lands||0||None|
|Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations||0||None|
|26: Southwestern Tablelands||811,732||100%|
|26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands||746,186||92%|
|26g: Purgatoire Hills and Canyons||55,384||7%|
|26h: Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands and Savannas||10,162||1%|
Potential Conservation Areas (PCAs) are delineated around important elements of biodiversity (plants, animals or natural communities). The list below includes all PCAs within the Otero 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 Otero 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 Otero
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