Wilson Ranch Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Meadow Name: 
Wilson Ranch Meadow
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Elevation: 
2,023m
Slope: 
5.0ยบ
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Heavily Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Moderately Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Heavily Impacted
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Assessment Points: 
11
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Cattle exclosure fencing. Highly visible meadow. Part is private. Smaller channel is heavily impacted and doesn't carry much water.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
1
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Human Impacts
Building: 
Yes
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
Yes
Adjacent Bridge: 
Yes
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
1%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
5%
Comments
General Comments: 
Exclosure fencing around main channel indicates past grazing, but no current signs. Exact private property boundary is unclear. Tributary to S Fork Silver Creek that runs through meadow is deeply incised and actively eroding.