Horsethief Canyon Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Horsethief Canyon Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Moderately Impacted
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
20
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
3
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: 
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: 
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.

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