Falls Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Falls Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,110m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Moderately Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Heavily Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Moderately Impacted
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
13
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
1
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
Yes
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
No
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
Human Impacts
Trail: 
Yes
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: 
12%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
65%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Meg Hanley
Comments
General Comments: 
Heavily incised banks with some inset floodplain. Some meadow veg still exists on the surface without encroachment. At no point in the meadow are the banks below 2 feet. There is significant willow cover. Located on a the mainstem of the East Fork Carson. There is a remnant channel in the western meadow.

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