China Flat Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Friday, August 22, 2014
Meadow Name: 
China Flat Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Elevation: 
2,291m
Slope: 
0.1ยบ
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
22
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
Access into wilderness area (Desolation Wilderness).
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
Yes
Fish Observed: 
No
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
No
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
Human Impacts
Trail: 
No
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: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
15%
Comments
General Comments: 
Willow cover was low density and individual bushes were small. The beaver used bank lodges and conifer dams atop bedrock, probably due to lack of sizeable willow, etc.

Images

Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland