Medano Zapata Ranch Information
Wetland Category: Salt Marsh
NWI Classification: PEM1Ji
Latitude:   37.662353 Longitude:   -105.710444

Image Data
Date: 06/21/2012
Direction: South
State: Colorado
Country: USA
Location: San Luis Valley
Author(s): Larry Handley
Affiliation: Government

Description: Palustrine alkaline herbaceous emergent marsh that is persistent from year-to-year and intermittently flooded across the surface. Isolated wetland is a shallow pocket in a wide sand dune field.
Conditions: Dry season; ground is wet within 2 to 3 inches of the surface. Two wet areas soil are moist at surface.
Dominant Plants:   Scientific Name:
Common Spikerush   Eleocharis palustris
Inland Saltgrass   Distichlis spicata
Common threesquare   Schoenoplectus pungens

Disturbances: Ranch is under managed grazing coordinated by The Nature Conservancy.