Upper Red Lake Creek Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Upper Red Lake Creek Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,264m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
20
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
1
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
Yes
Fish Observed: 
Yes
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: 
Yes
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
2%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
15%
Comments
General Comments: 
-Channel incised at top of meadow, but beaver dams below raise the water table and spread outflow. -One gully/ channel about 6" deep cuts through upper part of meadow. -More headcuts near beaver dams. Re-routed water is because of beaver dams. The headcut we recorded was the largest we saw. -Two culverts direct water into meadow. -Old fence posts with barbed wire 1/2 way down meadow. -8 dams: 1 partial dam up top and 7 functional dams.

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