Scenic Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Scenic Meadow
Meadow ID: 
UCDSNM00
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,951m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Secondary Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Heavily Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Secondary Channel Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
22
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
Wilderness setting: 6 mile hike on trail, 4 mile hike off trail. Main issues: (disbursed) -Inset floodplain in North meadow, channel #2. -Gullying in southern most meadow after seep/ spring. -Large gully spanning middle and southern-most meadows. -Conifer encroachment between middle and southern meadow.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
8
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: 
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: 
2%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
3%
Comments
General Comments: 
Bottom, Northernmost Meadow Section: -Secondary channel might be an inset floodplain, scored as such, might originate from massive headcut (4) or spring. -Main channel is sunken into meadow surface after 1st and 2nd channels combine near outlet of meadow. Middle Meadow Section: -Channel lined with willows. -Conifer encroachment on eastern side of meadow. -Large gully spans 3/4 of this meadow section and connects to main channel (numerous headcuts) -Conifer encroachment covers historic meadow connecting middle and upper meadows. Top Meadow Section: -Meadow does not have main channel running through it. This channel is separated by a conifer line on the eastern side of meadow. -Main meadow fed by discharge slope spring at southernmost point, many (~4) gullies originate from this point and dissipate to sheet flow in middle meadow, 1 large gully follows western edge of meadow and continues down through 3/4 of middle meadow. Side Note: - Did not explore tiny meadow section with an "X". -Banks 0-2 feet in upper transect meadow. -Banks 2-3 feet in middle section meadow. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: riparian middle gradient, discharge slope, dry.

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