Shortys Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Meadow Name: 
Shortys Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
3,069m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
20
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Might have used wire to stabilize channel or collect sediment. Embedded in channel
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
2
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: 
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: 
3%
Comments
General Comments: 
2 headcuts and gully in southeastern portion of meadow. We think the gully might have stored because the historic trail that went through the meadow. It is incised for half the of the gully length and then is almost at the meadow surface for the second half. It eventually disperses into the meadow.

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