The Big Sandy Subbasin
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|Wetland Area by Stressor Class (acres)|
|Total Area and Elevation Range|
|Total Area||1,184,530 acres||4,794 sq km|
|Maximum Elevation||7,285 ft||2,221 m|
|Minimum Elevation||3,545 ft||1,081 m|
|Average Elevation||4,798 ft||1,463 m|
|Land Ownership (acres)|
|Total Federal Lands||3,271||< 1%|
|Bureau of Land Management||889||< 1%|
|National Park Service||2,382||< 1%|
|Total Forest Service Land||0||None|
|Total State Lands||77,474||7%|
|City, County, and Other Local Government Lands||636||< 1%|
|Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations||0||None|
|25: High Plains||905,313||76%|
|25b: Rolling Sand Plains||208,896||18%|
|25c: Moderate Relief Plains||220,377||19%|
|25d: Flat to Rolling Plains||476,040||40%|
|26: Southwestern Tablelands||279,217||24%|
|26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands||178,864||15%|
|26i: Pine-Oak Woodlands||2,157||< 1%|
|26j: Foothill Grasslands||98,196||8%|
Potential Conservation Areas (PCAs) are delineated around important elements of biodiversity (plants, animals or natural communities). The list below includes all PCAs within the Big Sandy 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 Big Sandy 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|
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