Boggy Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Boggy Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,222m
Slope: 
1.3ยบ
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Moderately Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Heavily Impacted
Assessment Points: 
13
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
There were restoration efforts, but none were found
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
2
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
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: 
20%
Comments
General Comments: 
The size of the gully in the main channel would be difficult to address. Good to keep an eye on the large headcut (Headcut #1), off of the main channel in west meadow patch. Currently stabalized by lodgepole and cracked boulder- see photos 425 and 426. Intact meadow above is at risk if these move. 1000's of yards of sediment lost during gully formation- where did it go? Only 2 vegetation transects because it is a small meadow. Small meadow persists, appears to be sustained by slope hydrology. Meadow is labeled as "No Meadow" because there is not a polygon in the current database.

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