Kyburz Flat Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Kyburz Flat
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
1,924m
Slope: 
3.9ยบ
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Heavily Impacted
Assessment Points: 
17
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
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: 
No
Road: 
Yes
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
Yes
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
2%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
5%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Meg Hanley
Comments
General Comments: 
- Large, dry meadow bisected east-west by a road with a bridge - North part of meadow, above road, is full of sage up until an inset floodplain around channel. This creates a very narrow strip of meadow vegetation along a very incised channel - South part of meadow, below road, is also mostly sage but with wider swathes of meadow vegetation - Evidence of pooling (dry as of assessment) in eastern part of south meadow. Confirmed via aerial imagery from previous years. - South part of meadow has undefined channel, but some low spots that visibly collect water. - Round mounds with moat like ditches around them. Some contain water. Appear man made. - Significant hummocking, though no evidence of grazing - Lower meadow section, along Hennes Pass Road, is incised with inset floodplain & sage encroachment

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