Vidette Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Meadow Name: 
Vidette Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,889m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Heavily Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
18
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
Yes
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: 
2%
Comments
General Comments: 
Potholes: Region A on map has ~4 very deep (4') potholes in random locations through meadow region. Main meadow also has ~3 very large (4' deep, up to 15' across) potholes. we don't know what these are: see photo and historic 3784. Remnant channels: all remnant channels very deep: photo 3788-region A, 3802- main meadow, photo pano iphone-main meadow, stagnant water, brown coloration, banks up to 3ft high, these may be oxbow bends, all running parallel to main channel. Encroachemnt: mainly on NE and south side of main meadow. Trail thru meadow: SM- user trail to river channel is concentrating some flow. About 7' of water is captured on trail. Successful retake of historic photos. main Channel has a lot of diversity- pools, braided channels, waterfalls, etc. Deschampsia cacpitosa covers main meadow, overstory. Queen ann's lace understory, corn lily in sm. pockets on side of meadow. thick sedges line remnant channels that are not holding water.

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