Cloudburst Creek Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Meadow Name: 
Cloudburst Creek Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,797m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Headcut stabilization - metal piling, rock gabions serving as a check dam.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
5
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
No
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
Yes
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
Human Impacts
Trail: 
No
Evidence of OHV use: 
No
Road: 
Yes
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
Yes
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
5%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
Efforts have been made to restore the meadow but there are still opportunities for improvement.There is easy access from the road and potential for hand labor to stabilize the smaller headcuts. Meadow is in good shape where there are not headcuts. There are multiple channels in different places. Less of a continuous meadow and more of a complex of meadow. There are two culverts at the road.