The Colorado Headwaters Basin
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|Wetland Area by Stressor Class (acres)|
|Total Area and Elevation Range|
|Total Area||6,282,111 acres||25,423 sq km|
|Maximum Elevation||14,261 ft||4,348 m|
|Minimum Elevation||4,323 ft||1,318 m|
|Average Elevation||8,482 ft||2,586 m|
|Land Ownership (acres)|
|Total Federal Lands||4,363,515||69%|
|Bureau of Land Management||1,544,280||25%|
|Bureau of Reclamation||3,591||< 1%|
|Federal Land, Misc||2,631||< 1%|
|Fish and Wildlife Service||18||< 1%|
|National Park Service||116,813||2%|
|Total Forest Service Land||2,696,182||43%|
|Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee National Grassland||407,633||6%|
|Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests||193,088||3%|
|Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest||198,446||3%|
|Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands||446||< 1%|
|White River National Forest||1,896,568||30%|
|Total State Lands||84,908||1%|
|City, County, and Other Local Government Lands||12,536||< 1%|
|Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations||17,162||< 1%|
|20: Colorado Plateaus||1,746,146||28%|
|20b: Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins||493,360||8%|
|20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands||663,950||11%|
|21: Southern Rockies||4,535,965||72%|
|21a: Alpine Zone||505,853||8%|
|21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests||726,589||12%|
|21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests||116,981||2%|
|21d: Foothill Shrublands||599,853||10%|
|21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests||1,450,176||23%|
|21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests||766,896||12%|
|21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests||90,811||1%|
|21i: Sagebrush Parks||278,806||4%|
Potential Conservation Areas (PCAs) are delineated around important elements of biodiversity (plants, animals or natural communities). The list below includes all PCAs within the Colorado Headwaters 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 Colorado Headwaters 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 Colorado Headwaters
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