Big Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Meadow Name: 
Big Meadow
Meadow ID: 
TMU0282
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Elevation: 
2,309m
Slope: 
1.0ยบ
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Right Bank Stability: 
Moderately Impacted
Left Bank Stability: 
Moderately Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Natural Condition
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
main stream chan is very incised.Beaver dam at inlet causes braiding of stream, encourages flooding
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
1
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
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
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
No
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
1%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
5%
Surveyors
Jason Emmons
Nick Jensen
Justin Jones
Comments
General Comments: 
many lateral streams enter meadow, these are not incised and help recharge meadow soil