Willow Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Willow Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,749m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Moderately Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Moderately Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Moderately Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
13
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
-Wilderness setting: about 3 miles from trailhead. Meadow next to trail. -Entrenched channel would require larger equipment, hand labor would not suffice. See transect measurements. -Gully channels were steep, but small enough for hand labor check dams.
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: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
30%
Comments
General Comments: 
-Very bottom of meadow and one short stretch in middle have banks <2'. -The main channel was incised (see transects) and there were numerous steep gullies that were not as deeply incised. -The whole meadow was on a steep slope. Water drains from ground water and pours into the channel through holes and gullies. -The meadow has seeps at the top and drains via subsurface flow in channel. -Area closer to channel had higher graminoid concentration while supper slopes were mainly forbs. -Bear poop and wonderful bird habitat. -Steeply sloped meadow with deeply entrenched channel on southern end/ downhill slope. Water drains from groundwater underneath meadow and pours out in holes and gullies into main channel. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope, subsurface flow, riparian high gradient.

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