Brown Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Meadow Name: 
Brown Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Moderately Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Grade control, headcut and bank stabilization. Some of it has failed.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
8
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: 
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: 
Yes
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
4%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
1%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
There are numerous headcuts below intact meadow. Seems that stabilizing these could preserve large area of intact meadow channel. Sage has completely encroached terraces except where side springs provide water. Past restoration work is in the upper part of the meadow.