Ellis Stringers Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Monday, October 23, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Ellis Stringers
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,721m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
23
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
-Wilderness setting: hiked 6 miles on trail, ~2 miles off trail. -In general meadows look good and scored well.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
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: 
1%
Comments
General Comments: 
-The main issue is encroachment in middle transect. -Check historical data and photos of southern meadow sections. Meadow vegetation covers ground, meadows were historically connected (?). -Eastern meadow section does not have cross section transect, but had very similar characteristics to the other stringers. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: riparian low gradient, subsurface low gradient.

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