Sugarloaf Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Sugarloaf Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,225m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Moderately Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Assessment Points: 
15
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
•See check dam log. •Large gullies in upper and lower meadow. May be too large for check dams. Small gullies on tributaries in lower meadow and in main channel middle meadow may be small enough. •Wilderness setting. Close to trail. Impacts in channel throughout length of meadow.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
18
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: 
1%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
2%
Comments
General Comments: 
•Gullies and channel appear stable now, well vegetated, and with many logs and willows, plus some check dams helping, but water is still confined to gully. •Numerous seeps and springs keeping portions of the meadow wet. •Upper most portion of meadow is significantly drier than the rest of the meadow. •Numerous headcuts in and out of main channel. •Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope, riparian middle gradient, riparian low gradient.

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