Clear Creek Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Clear Creek Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
1,688m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
18
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Headcut stabilization
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
9
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
No
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: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
Yes
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
Yes
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
7%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
10%
Surveyors
Meg Hanley
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
This is private land with a Nature Conservancy easement. It is a dry meadow with incised channel that is mainly stable. Land owner is interested in restoration and has a relationship with Otis Bay Consulting. Clear Creek is the only perennial stream on the main stem Carson. Duane at TNC is interested in all kinds of restoration ideas for the property. Upper section is sloped and the meadow veg in maintain by a series of springs. Easement may eventually be surrounded by homes and development.

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