Forester Lake Bench Meadows Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Meadow Name: 
Forester Lake Bench Meadows
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
3,284m
Land Ownership: 
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Heavily Impacted
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
17
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
4
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Fish Observed: 
No
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
No
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
Human Impacts
Trail: 
Yes
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: 
0%
Comments
General Comments: 
many Chorus frogs in stream; large sand deposits on meadow edge; Lower 1/4 meadow hummocks; Stream goes subsurface mid meadow and reappears (Channel through entire meadow); very narrow and deep stream channel in top 1/2 meadow Headcuts: 1-photo:17, GPS:006, JH:17.5'', W:2.5'', L:55'', MP: moderate; small vegetation to anchor, draining flow from bench that captures flow from hillside. 2-photo: 0018, GPS: 008, JH: 18'', W:2.5'', L:30'', MP: low, grassy, rock upstream to anchor. 3-photo:0019 GPS:009 JH:16'', W:3'', L:5'', MP: high still running water in Aug;drains large part of meadow; vegetated. 4-photo:0020, GPS:010, JH:14'', W:13'', L:13'', MP:MOderate, vegetated, not receiving lots of flow at meadow edge; at the head of gully. 5- photo:24, GPS:13, JH:12'', W:9'', L:12'', MP: high running water;in main channel above split.

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