Upper Colby Meadow (proper) Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Upper Colby Meadow (proper)
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
3,008m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Secondary Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Moderately Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Secondary Channel Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
29
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
•Possible check dam. •Wilderness setting : 15 miles to access meadow. •Secondary channel has high flow with side channels gullied. Potential use hand labor for checked dams. •Gullies at south side of meadow are small enough for hand labor check dams.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
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: 
Yes
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: 
0%
Comments
General Comments: 
•Check photos for historical meadow delineation could help determine conifer encroachment. •Hydrogeomorphic types present: riparian low gradient, discharge slope.

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