Sheep Pen Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Sheep Pen Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,749m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Moderately Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
18
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
Yes
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: 
2%
Comments
General Comments: 
• Wilderness setting: 6 mile hike on trail, 2-4 mile off trail. •Main issue are small gullies draining ponds on meadow surface. Easy to plug with a check dam. •Meadow surface inundated with water on October 24, 2017. •Meadow fed by main channel and channel on southeastern side of meadow. •"Potholes" on southeastern part of meadow. 2'x4' with 6' deep and 1'x1' with 6' deep surrounded by peat moss. • Meadow soils contained a lot of clay. Main stream channel was oily and rust colored. • Upper channel had bank heights of 0-2' for about 100'. • Strange lumps on southwestern side of meadow. May be because of drainage or upwelling? •Fish: rainbow, 50-100 individuals, 0-20cm and few 20-30cm. •Hydrogeomorphic Types present: riparian low gradient, discharge slope, discharge slope peatland.

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