Green Creek Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Meadow Name: 
Green Creek Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,403m
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
State Wildlife Area
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Number of Headcuts: 
0
Ponds Present: 
Yes
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: 
No
Evidence of OHV use: 
Yes
Road: 
Yes
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: 
50%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
Does not need restoration. This meadow has been heavily changed by beaver activity. Most of it is flooded with at least knee deep water. Very challenging to conduct the veg transects but it was all graminoid or willow. Three meadow sections are divided by steeper sections with trees. There is an old wooded dam .5 miles downstream, not sure what it is used for, called Dynamo Pond. Saw 18 inch plus brown trout.