Granite Basin Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Meadow Name: 
Granite Basin Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
3,044m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Heavily Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Moderately Impacted
Encroachment: 
Natural Condition
Assessment Points: 
18
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Decommissioned trails. Directed to outside of meadow
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
8
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: 
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: 
37%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
5%
Comments
General Comments: 
Gullies: main impacts start around mid meadow (see aerial) on eastern side. Potential to drain half of meadow. Vegetation through this area is characterized by drier veg (see middle and upper transect). Gullies dispersed from eastern edge to middle and run north to south. Headcuts: Majority of headcuts began the gullies, some are in channel. Appear to be actively eroding during the wet season. same dispersal as gullies

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