Forestdale Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Forestdale Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,438m
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: 
Natural Condition
Assessment Points: 
19
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
4
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
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: 
No
Evidence of OHV use: 
No
Road: 
No
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
10%
Surveyors
Meg Hanley
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
There is a beaver dam at the base of the meadow that has blown out. There is incision above the blown out dam. There is another beaver dam in the middle of the meadow and the meadow is fairly healthy above that one. It's an interesting study in beaver's affect on meadow. There are several headcuts below the middle dam.

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