General Information Assessment Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013Meadow Name: Groundhog MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM000740Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Land Ownership: U.S. Forest Service Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Slightly ImpactedGullies: Slightly ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Slightly ImpactedVegetation Cover: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly Impacted Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: YesComments on Restoration: Lots of headcut repair Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 3Ponds Present: NoAspen Trees Present: No Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: NoHoof Prints on Banks: No Human Impacts Trail: YesEvidence of OHV use: NoRoad: NoCorral: NoBuilding: NoVehical Access: No Adjacent Land Use Adjacent Culvert: NoAdjacent Bridge: NoAdjacent Road: NoAdjacent 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.