Salt Log Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Salt Log Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,725m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Heavily Impacted
Assessment Points: 
16
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
-Wilderness setting: 6 mile hike on trail. 3.5 off trail. -Meadow is in poor shape; considerable conifer encroachment and unstable banks in multiple areas.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
1
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
No
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: 
No
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
No
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
5%
Comments
General Comments: 
-Inset floodplain: meadow surface is lower than natural sloping gradient. -Large gully outside of meadow. Drains in funky backwater section. (Circled on map.) Remnant trail might be contributing to the development of this gully. -Hydrogeomorphic type present: riparian low gradient, discharge slope, dry.

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