Glacier Valley Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Meadow Name: 
Glacier Valley Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
3,022m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
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: 
No
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
Yes
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
Yes
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: 
5%
Comments
General Comments: 
Many chorus frogs in upper Galcier Valley in pools that exclude fish. 2 Garter snakes. 1 owl in middle meadow. Middle Glacier Valley: has a channel that parallels the main. Incised in upper 1/4 (see gully measurement) and then becomes almost sheet flow. It enters main channel via small headcut. Is this an impact? -Stream entering from E side appears to have recently changed course. Old channel that used to run along NE granite meadow edge is now filled with sand and debris. New shallow channel forming runs onto central part of meadow (currently on meadow surface through meadow veg). New channel is straight; possibly in horse trail track. -Varied vegetation: upland, depressional pools of sedge, moss, sand washes -Moraine at the bottom of meadow.

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