Bacon Ranch East Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Bacon Ranch East
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
1,664m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Natural Condition
Assessment Points: 
21
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
No
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
Yes
Stubble: 
Yes
Dung in Channel: 
Yes
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
Yes
Human Impacts
Trail: 
No
Evidence of OHV use: 
Yes
Road: 
No
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
Yes
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
5%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
The meadow is irrigated along and about the meadow. Meadow has a deeply inset floodplain but a survey would be necessary to see how deep. There is milkweed and monarch butterflies in the meadow. The meadow is owned by Ned Bacon and the grazing lessee is David park. TNC and ESLT is working to place a conservation easement on the property or to buy it but the landowner is frequently out of the country. He is interested in working with partners but it is not his top priority. Meadow vegetation in the inset floodplain is helped by irrigation in the upper meadow. Surface flow is visible in places.

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