Leavitt Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Meadow Name: 
Leavitt Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,181m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Heavily Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Heavily Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
There is the potential that the forest service is using an old irrigation system to rewater the meadow.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
1
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
Yes
Fish Observed: 
Yes
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: 
Yes
Road: 
Yes
Corral: 
Yes
Building: 
Yes
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
Yes
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
Yes
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
15%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
There is a pack horse operation and residents that line the meadow. They probably wouldn't want the disturbance from restoration. The meadow is on the main stem of the West Walker, would be hard to restore. Need to figure out the role the ditches are playing.