General Information Assessment Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013Meadow Name: Big Meadow Meadow Reference: UCDSNM011451Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: East WalkerElevation: 2,279mLand Ownership: U.S. Forest Service Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Moderately ImpactedGullies: Moderately ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Moderately ImpactedVegetation Cover: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly Impacted Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: YesComments on Restoration: There is some electric fence around the riparian area but it doesn't appear to be working. Additional Observations Headcut Present: NoNumber of Headcuts: 0Ponds Present: NoAspen Trees Present: YesBeavers: YesFish Observed: Yes Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: YesStubble: YesDung in Channel: YesHoof Prints on Banks: Yes Human Impacts Trail: YesEvidence of OHV use: NoRoad: NoCorral: NoBuilding: NoVehical Access: No Adjacent Land Use Adjacent Culvert: NoAdjacent Bridge: NoAdjacent Road: NoAdjacent Building: No Coverage Gopher Disturbance: 2%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 15% Surveyors Jacob Dyste Comments General Comments: There is a beaver dam at the very bottom of the meadow. The meadow looks health right above the dam but it would be a huge issue if the dam blew out. The road to this meadow is really rough, not sure you could drive there, its more of a trail. The meadow is heavily impacted by grazing. There are a lot of confusing forest boundry signs, not sure if there are private in holdings. Electric fence is not operating and the batteries were leaking acid.