General Information Project: Truckee-Carson Meadow Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017Meadow Name: Horsethief Canyon MeadowMeadow Reference: No MeadowOrganization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper Carson Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Slightly ImpactedGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Natural ConditionBare Ground: Moderately ImpactedEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 20 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: No Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 3Aspen Trees Present: YesBeavers: NoFish Observed: Yes Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: YesHoof Prints on Banks: No Human Impacts Trail: NoEvidence of OHV use: NoRoad: NoCorral: NoBuilding: NoVehical Access: Yes Adjacent Land Use Adjacent Culvert: NoAdjacent Bridge: NoAdjacent Road: YesAdjacent Building: No Coverage Gopher Disturbance: 5%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 12% Comments General Comments: -Road about 1 hour out to meadow. -Lower segments look healthy. -Upper portion of upper channel looks potentially gullied (about 5-6 feet) see photo. Cascade of drops/ headcuts in this area. Not sure if this is because of steepness or if it was historic meadow surface. Not sure of treatment: stabilize headcuts? -Check historic data/ photos of meadow area in picture 316. Sagebrush not on terrace and runs into meadow surface. May have been historic meadow that now separates an undelineated meadow section. See aerial with dotted line.