Red Lake Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Red Lake Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,407m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
22
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
1
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
Yes
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: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
65%
Comments
General Comments: 
-1 small headcut that was on a slope, so it was probably natural. -Lots of beaver dams; if the clew out it could negatively affect the meadow hydrology. At least 3 large dams on the mid/west portion of the meadow. Also about 3 lining Red Lake. Vegetation on all dams (old). -Overall looks good. -Bank height score: There were many channels in the meadow with the same size banks (0-2ft). We scored bank height based on all of these channels.

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