Evolution Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Evolution Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,813m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Secondary Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Heavily Impacted
Secondary Channel Bank Stability: 
Heavily Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Moderately Impacted
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Assessment Points: 
18
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
Wilderness setting: 15 miles on trail to access. PCT runs through the meadow. Bank stability is an issue for both the main and secondary channels.Both channels are large and deep- they would most likely require larger equipment rather than hand labor. In addition, an inset floodplain has started to form on the southern side of the Middle transect.
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: 
Yes
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
Yes
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
Yes
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: 
No
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
1%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
10%
Comments
General Comments: 
The main channel is Evolution Creek, and the secondary channel runs through the Eastern side of the meadow. Hydrogeomorphic types: low gradient riparian and discharge slope

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