Bassi Fork Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Monday, June 27, 2016
Meadow Name: 
Bassi Fork Meadow
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Elevation: 
2,033m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Moderately Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Heavily Impacted
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Assessment Points: 
13
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Cattle exclusion, possible conifer removal, old rock and concrete check dams in main channel. Old road could provide access, but ~1 mile from current road. Main channel is deep and wide.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
1
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
Yes
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
Human Impacts
Trail: 
Yes
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: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
3%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
10%
Comments
General Comments: 
Possibly horse dung. Old road adjacent to meadow is currently a trail. Possible restoration efforts (old). Lots of cleared trees, maybe encroached conifer removal.