Ellis Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Ellis Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,655m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Assessment Points: 
19
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
-Access is difficult without maintained trail in wilderness setting. -Impacts clustered in gully at top of meadow and headcuts at outflow. 1 small headcut in middle. -Gully may be small enough for check dams to raise water to surface.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
3
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: 
1%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
0%
Comments
General Comments: 
-Gully deeper than 4' in places, but most of the meadow has dispersed surface flow. -Frogs, toads, and bear prints observed. -Unsure of historic meadow extent at SE corner (conifer encroachment), -Gully largely vegetated with locally unstable banks. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: subsurface low gradient, discharge slope, riparian low gradient.

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