Long Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Long Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,929m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Moderately Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
17
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
-Wilderness setting: 5 mile hike on trail, 4 mile off trail, difficult to access. -Restoration localized to fixing numerous gullies on western side of meadow. Most were small to medium size, hand labor possible to fix with check dams.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
5
Ponds 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: 
1%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
5%
Comments
General Comments: 
-Gullies lining western slope of meadow. -Most headcuts were either in gullies or at the connection of a pool/ pan to the main channel. -Lots of large pools covered meadow surface between the upper and middle transects. -Dry meadow on lined the entirety of the west side of the meadow. -Multiple fire rings and remnant trail. -Banks were scored as a 2, but it looks as if the meadow surface is frequently inundated and banks frequently over-topped. Large volume of water and meadow is in a narrow canyon. -Hydrogeomorphic type: riparian low gradient, discharge slope, dry.

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