Cabbage Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Monday, July 17, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Cabbage Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,365m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Moderately Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Heavily Impacted
Assessment Points: 
19
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
Wilderness setting: hike in 6 miles
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Number of Headcuts: 
0
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
No
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: 
•Dominated by forbs and conifer encroachment, indicate a drier meadow, impacts are localized in the north section and south section. •No channel in this meadow, no water flow evident, presence of pans and pools from snow/ spring runoff/ groundwater. •Dry meadow with pans and pools on surface containing healthy meadow vegetation and supporting tadpoles. •Historical fire with large amounts of downed wood. Large amount of baby conifer encroachment identified as being historic meadow, SE corner of meadow. •High level of encroachment in North and South. •Redelineated meadow to include portion in SE corner. There were numerous baby lodgepoles, but no break in slope and meadow vegetation continued. •Hydrogeomorphic types: dry, depressional perennial, discharge slope.

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