Upper Ranger Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Upper Ranger Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
3,704m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Assessment Points: 
18
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
-Wilderness setting: accessible by trail, about 15 miles. -Check historic channel conditions: remnant channels clearly visible on aerial. -1 small gully at uppermost end of meadow, encroachment and drier areas limited to lower meadow.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
No
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: 
60%
Comments
General Comments: 
-Heavy willow cover throughout, 2-4' channel through length of meadow. -Remnant channels full when observed at high water. -Majority of meadow is low gradient riparian with meandering channel. -Some seeps and small tributaries from sides of canyon. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: riparian low gradient, discharge slope, riparian middle gradient.

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