Upper Lewistall Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Upper Lewistall Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,688m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
21
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
•Wilderness area: 6 mile hike and 3 mile cross-country without trail. •Small gullied main channel could be fixed by hand labor check dam. Bottom of meadow becomes a larger gully that could use a moderate amount of fill or check dam.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
1
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
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: 
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: 
15%
Comments
General Comments: 
•Even though bank height got a score of 4, there is a fairly large gully forming in the main channel at the bottom of the meadow. This could potentially drain the entirety of the meadow's water table. •Mainly sheet flow across meadow. •Investigate the patch of willow cover, very dense and large. •Scoured areas in channel revealed peat soils. •Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope, discharge slope peatland (?), subsurface middle gradient.

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