Kirkwood Creek Meadow #2 Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Kirkwood Creek Meadow #2
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Elevation: 
2,316m
Slope: 
0.0º
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Moderately Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
15
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
Yes
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
Yes
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
Yes
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
Yes
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: 
6%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
4%
Comments
General Comments: 
Evidence of beavers throughout older downstream and current upstream. Witnessed livestock during assessment. Good access through trail system. Close to highway. Impacts may be resolved by limiting access to stream bank. Aiding beaver through bank and channel stabilization is a possibility.

Images

Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland