Big Dry Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Monday, July 15, 2013
Meadow Name: 
Big Dry Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
0
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Headcut stabilization
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
4
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
Yes
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
No
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
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: 
4%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
0%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
East meadow is threatened by headcuts. The headcuts have cut around the repairs but they do not seem to be moving upstream. East finger has most extensive meadow vegetation. Central region is mostly bare ground in the channel. Flowing water in the east finger and dries before transect 1. Most of the delineated area is sage flat.