Tom sears; Honeymoon Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Tom sears; Honeymoon
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,164m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Moderately Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Heavily Impacted
Assessment Points: 
15
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Ponds 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: 
4%
Comments
General Comments: 
• Wilderness setting, difficult access. •Check historic extent and condition - may be able to remove encroaching conifers. •Small open meadow above Sugarloaf Creek and currently forested wetland adjacent. •If historic floodplain to Sugarloaf, not sure how to address with hand labor. •Channel scores based on Sugarloaf Creek along edge of open meadow area. No other large channel in meadow area. A number of small (<5" deep) channels through forested area. •Encroachment score based on both meadow and forested section. •Open meadow may be historic floodplain from Sugarloaf Creek. Forested area may be encroached meadow. Otherwise, few impacts observed. •Forested section is substantially wetter than open meadow section. •Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope, dry, riparian low gradient.

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