Kirman Lake Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Meadow Name: 
Kirman Lake Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,181m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
5
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
No
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
Yes
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
Yes
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
Human Impacts
Trail: 
No
Evidence of OHV use: 
No
Road: 
Yes
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
0%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
There is a very rough road that goes up to meadow but it would be hard to cross the West Walker River to get to the road to accomplish restoration. The meadow is very dry but is a nice pocket meadow below a lake. The headcuts are very low and have serious threat to move and really damage the meadow. Headcuts could be repaired with a Conservation Corps. Encroachment seems fairly new.