Lovelace Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Lovelace Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,664m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Moderately Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Moderately Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Assessment Points: 
15
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
-Wilderness, close to trail. -Gullies in main channel are biggest impact, check historic channel conditions. -Higher gradient stem with more energy may make check dams difficult. -Conifer encroachment throughout.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
3
Ponds Present: 
No
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: 
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: 
-Sloped meadow with many seeps and springs and conifers throughout. Heavy conifer cover in some areas. -Stream is high gradient above meadow and mid-low gradient in meadow. -Gully depth varies throughout, including one section of wider terraced meadow. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope, riparian low gradient, riparian mid gradient.

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