Scaffold Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Friday, July 14, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Scaffold Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,243m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Heavily Impacted
Assessment Points: 
20
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
-Easy access from ranger station. No large impacts observed other than encroachment. -Check historic extent for encroachment. -Wilderness setting. -Check historic channels.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
No
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
Yes
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: 
20%
Comments
General Comments: 
-Unsure of true meadow extent UCD polygon inaccurate. Close to trail and stock camp. Numerous horse trails observed. -Northern-most disconnected polygon is very wet with high organic matter on discharge slope. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope, subsurface low-mid gradient, discharge slope peatland.

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