Rio Grande County
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|Wetland Area by Stressor Class (acres)|
|Total Area and Elevation Range|
|Total Area||584,400 acres||2,365 sq km|
|Maximum Elevation||13,207 ft||4,026 m|
|Minimum Elevation||7,592 ft||2,315 m|
|Average Elevation||9,066 ft||2,764 m|
|Land Ownership (acres)|
|Total Federal Lands||344,498||59%|
|Bureau of Land Management||54,751||9%|
|Fish and Wildlife Service||13,536||2%|
|Total Forest Service Land||276,212||47%|
|Rio Grande National Forest||270,635||46%|
|San Juan National Forest||5,577||1%|
|Total State Lands||11,029||2%|
|City, County, and Other Local Government Lands||0||None|
|Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations||0||None|
|21: Southern Rockies||344,881||59%|
|21a: Alpine Zone||14,517||2%|
|21d: Foothill Shrublands||82,975||14%|
|21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests||185,171||32%|
|21h: Volcanic Mid-Elevation Forests||62,219||11%|
|22: Arizona/New Mexico Plate||239,519||41%|
|22a: San Luis Shrublands and Hills||71,314||12%|
|22b: San Luis Alluvial Flats and Wetlands||166,888||29%|
|22c: Salt Flats||1,318||< 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 Rio Grande 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 Rio Grande 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 Rio Grande
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