Groundhog Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Meadow Name: 
Groundhog Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Lots of headcut repair
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
3
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
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: 
5%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
20%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
This meadow has a bunch of headcut repairs. Some of them are failing. ACE crews are working in the area again this summer. Main channel banks are low and stable due to numerous headcut repairs. But this occurs on inset floodplain about 10 feet below the main surface in some areas. USFS mentioned this meadow was once plowed to imporve grazing forage.