Horse Creek Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Meadow Name: 
Horse Creek Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,496m
Land Ownership: 
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: 
In wilderness
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Number of Headcuts: 
0
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
Yes
Fish Observed: 
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: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
5%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
Does not need to be restored. Very nice high alpine meadow. Lots of stumps and dead trees, would be curious what roll beaver played. Saw three large bucks grazing. Braided channel.