Dog Valley Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Dog Valley
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Secondary Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Secondary Channel Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Heavily Impacted
Assessment Points: 
19
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Numerous berms plugging main channel, some with culverts, and some appera intentially cut through. Also check dam in secondary channel near confluence.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
2
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: 
Yes
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: 
3%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
10%
Surveyors
Meg Hanley
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
- 2 channels - 2nd channel has a check dam where two smaller channels come together before joining main channel (which occurs at the road/meadow crossing). Increased meadow vegetation behind check dam - 2nd channel characterized by incision and pooling along channel - Main channel has a berm with OHV road on top of it. Pooling behind berm. Culvert under berm is not working well. - Main channel is more incised than secondary channel. - Inset floodplains present in both channels - Significant upland shrub (sage) encroachment - Old fencing (exclusionary?) along middle meadow channel, some wires down. - No visible grazing

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