Comanche Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Monday, July 17, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Comanche Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,373m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Assessment Points: 
20
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
-Wilderness setting, directly adjacent to trail, 6 miles from trailhead. -Impacts concentrated on southern edge of meadow in gully.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
6
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
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: 
Yes
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: 
8%
Comments
General Comments: 
-A number of small, still vegetated horse trails. - Some mammal burrows in drier part of meadow. Not included in transect. -Not able to locate check dam(s) in gully. Channel through gully formed terraces with headcuts. - Remainder of meadow was wet with healthy vegetation. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope peatland, discharge slope, riparian middle gradient (in gully).

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