China Camp Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Meadow Name: 
China Camp Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,075m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Right Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Left Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Moderately Impacted
Encroachment: 
Heavily Impacted
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
fencing and burn barrier line dug for planned restorative burning
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
4
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
Yes
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
Yes
Stubble: 
Yes
Dung in Channel: 
Yes
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
Yes
Human Impacts
Road: 
Yes
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
1%
Comments
General Comments: 
4 small headcuts with potential to migrate. Road at the bottom of meadow is draining channel. Would need to construct new channel and crossing. Need better understanding of major headcut below the road, conveyance of flows by road, and above road headcuts. Significant encroachment by sagebrush and wild rose that the Forest Service plans to burn to clear.

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