Castle Domes Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Meadow Name: 
Castle Domes Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,478m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
17
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
No
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
Comments
General Comments: 
only impacts are channel from steep wall where it enters meadow. Channel cuts through alluvial fan material, crosses trail, and is no longer incised when it reaches the main meadow elevation. It is incised through about 1/10 of meadow length. circled on aerial. Vegetation: abundant onion, queen ann's lace, and cornlily, encroachment is ~5%, but all trees appear to be alder (not young conifers)

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