Upper Deadman Canyon Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Upper Deadman Canyon
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,880m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Moderately Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
17
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
•Wilderness setting: accessible by foot, remote and high elevation. •Check historical records for channel size, was it always so deep? •Headcuts and gullies on tributaries and somewhat stabilized by willow and rocks. Plausible size for hand labor.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
3
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
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: 
Yes
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: 
35%
Comments
General Comments: 
•Trail is impacting (diverting water flow) on the east side of meadow. • Only assessed area not covered by snow. (See aerial for assessment area.) Scores might be affected by the smaller area. •Did not include meadow vegetation along and on canyon walls. (See aerial.) •Relatively denser willow cover and steeper gradient. •Hydrogeomorphic types present: riparian middle gradient, riparian high gradient, discharge slope.

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