Williams Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Monday, July 10, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Williams Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,444m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
22
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Log and log/rock check dams
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
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: 
2%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
1%
Comments
General Comments: 
• Relatively close to trailhead in wilderness. • Sheet flow across meadow except small amount incised channel at lower and upper end. • Gully at lower end, vegetated and stable. • Meadow had tons of toads - see photos. • Check dams locally affect water elevation but gully stability seems stopped by stable vegetation no associated with the check dam. • Surface flow across entire meadow except at top and bottom part with channel. Abundant seeps along meadow edges. •Hydrogeomorphic Types present: discharge slope (based on peat), riparian low gradient (channel in and out).

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