Barton Meadow Stringers Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Barton Meadow Stringers
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,808m
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: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
19
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
-Wilderness setting
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
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: 
-Southern meadow fragment starts from many seeps at top. Flows in multiple channels through saturated organic soils. Allium is plentiful. Channels coalesce at toe of meadow into one channel that flows subterranean about 3' deep in places, other times across the surface about 1-2' wide and steep. >20% grade. Stream flows into largest fragment which has indistinct channels and sheet flow across entire meadow. -No check dams or incision observed in the meadow areas. Plentiful seeps. -Northern fragment is steep with a small area of meadow vegetation in and around boulders. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope peatland, discharge slope.

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