Little Needle Lake Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Meadow Name: 
Little Needle Lake Meadow
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Elevation: 
2,455m
Slope: 
14.0ยบ
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Secondary Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Secondary Channel Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
29
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
Hard to access, but appears to be healthy-may not need restoration.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
1
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
No
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
No
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
Human Impacts
Trail: 
No
Evidence of OHV use: 
No
Road: 
No
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
Vehical Access: 
No
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
No
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
55%
Comments
General Comments: 
Drainage splits near middle transect; flows opposite directions in meadow. Western arm is very wet with multiple springs. Entire area surrounding lake is wet. Eastern arm is dry. Much of area is covered in dense willow. Appears to get light recreational use.