General Information Project: Truckee-Carson Meadow Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014Meadow Name: Bacon Ranch EastMeadow Reference: No MeadowOrganization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: CarsonElevation: 1,664mLand Ownership: Private Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Slightly ImpactedGullies: Slightly ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Natural ConditionBare Ground: Slightly ImpactedEncroachment: Natural ConditionAssessment Points: 21 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: No Additional Observations Headcut Present: NoPonds Present: NoAspen Trees Present: YesBeavers: NoFish Observed: No Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: YesStubble: YesDung in Channel: YesHoof Prints on Banks: Yes Human Impacts Trail: NoEvidence of OHV use: YesRoad: NoCorral: NoBuilding: NoVehical Access: Yes Adjacent Land Use Adjacent Culvert: NoAdjacent Bridge: YesAdjacent Road: YesAdjacent 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.