Highway 88 West Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Highway 88 West Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
7,327m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Secondary Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Secondary Channel Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Moderately Impacted
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Assessment Points: 
23
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
4
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: 
Yes
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
6%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
15%
Comments
General Comments: 
-Area as one meadow is split by Highway 88. Portion on side of meadow is healthier with small channel scored as second channel. Vegetation is drier in upper and mid sections and better in lower section. -Main channel is straight (follows highway) and incised by 4 ft along much of it. Headcuts migrating up tributaries from channel.

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