Upper Colby Meadows #1 Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Upper Colby Meadows #1
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,986m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Moderately Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Assessment Points: 
16
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
-Potential check dam observed. -Wilderness setting: 15 miles to access. On PCT. -Each meadow had gullies, potentially remediated by hand work check dams. 2 logs because gullies ~2' deep.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
4
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
Yes
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
Yes
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: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
3%
Comments
General Comments: 
-Upper transect: headcut to gully -Middle transect: gully flanks eastern side -Lower transect: headcut to gully on southern side -Upper transect southern section is dry with a lot of gopher sign, not captured by transect -Hydrogeomorphic types present: riparian low gradient, discharge slope, subsurface low gradient

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