Hot Springs Creek Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Hot Springs Creek Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,481m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Secondary Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Secondary Channel Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Natural Condition
Assessment Points: 
31
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
2
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
No
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: 
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: 
2%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
20%
Surveyors
Meg Hanley
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
Located on Burnside Lake Road, the road ends about 1,500 ft from the meadow. Meadow runs north to south, there are 2 main channels with the primary one running further east. The outlet creek from Burnside Lake runs along the edge of the meadow along the eastern and southern edge. Both of the main "meadow channels" join into that one. Significant amounts of willow in upper meadow. Most of the forb was also in the upper meadow.

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