McClure Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Meadow Name: 
McClure Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,935m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Moderately Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Moderately Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Moderately Impacted
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
15
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Multiple check dams observed. Wilderness setting: 15 mile hike. Meadow along PCT/ JMT. Impacts are localized to gullies/ entrenched outside channels. Hand labor can be done to fix issues.
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: 
Yes
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: 
•Lower score than we anticipated: the bare ground and gullies might have skewed the score. •Bad encroachment on the western bank in the middle of the meadow. •Lots of wildlife: deer, birds, fish. •The wilderness ranger's cabin is the building in the meadow. Hydrogeomorphic type present: riparian low gradient

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