Moraine Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Moraine Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,472m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Moderately Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Moderately Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Moderately Impacted
Encroachment: 
Heavily Impacted
Assessment Points: 
11
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
-Wilderness setting: close to Roaring River Ranger Station. -2 gullies through historic meadow. May be too large for check dams, but logs are partially stabilizing. -Extensive conifer encroachment throughout.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
2
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
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: 
1%
Comments
General Comments: 
-Northwest-most portion of meadow is very wet with healthy vegetation. Remainder appears to be converted to dry terrace with inset floodplains and/or heavily encroached. -Many medium to large lodgepole logs and snags throughout with signs of fire. -Unsure of historic extent. -Observed chorus frogs, bear tracks, and grouse. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope, riparian low gradient, riparian middle gradient.

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