Big Whitney Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Monday, July 15, 2013
Meadow Name: 
Big Whitney Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Secondary Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Secondary Channel Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Heavily Impacted
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Resting from grazing
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
37
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
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
Vehical Access: 
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
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
In remote wilderness with lots of springs. East half of the meadow is significantly drier. Non-meadow steep sections connected larger meadow areas. East side is higher elevation. Hummocks worse in the NW part of meadow. Lower east half is very dry.