Ferguson Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Ferguson Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,633m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
19
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
1
Ponds 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: 
1%
Comments
General Comments: 
•Wilderness setting: 6 mile hike on trail, 4 mile off trail. •Channel impacts: banks in last 3/4 of meadow had eroding walls without vegetation on curves. • Encroachment impacts: lodgepoles creeping in from all sides of meadow. • Many pans and pools on meadow surface. Collects and retains water late in the season. • Remnant channel in middle transect retains water late in season. •Remnant channel at top of meadow was dry. Does not look gullied. • Circled meadow section was 4' higher than rest of meadow surface and noticeably more more saturated than the rest of the meadow surface. No channel, perhaps a discharge slope. •Northern-most meadow section was healthy. Discharge slope. Still inundated on 10-25-17. •Did not assess meadows with X's because they are forested. •Hydrogeomorphic Types present: low gradient riparian, discharge slope.

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