Colby Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Colby Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,957m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Moderately Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
19
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
10 checkdams. Conifer cut downs. See photos.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
1
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
Yes
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: 15 mile hike. Meadow next to trail (PCT). • Restoration localized to gully running through middle of meadow and cut down of encroaching trees. Hand labor to make check dams. •Sandpipers present - likely spotted sandpiper. •Hydrogeomorphic types present: riparian low gradient, discharge slope.

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