Lower East Fork Carson Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Lower East Fork Carson Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,022m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Moderately Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Heavily Impacted
Assessment Points: 
16
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
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: 
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: 
8%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
20%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Meg Hanley
Comments
General Comments: 
On the mainstem of the East Fork Carson. Incision with some inset floddplain. Lots of sage encroachment on the flat spots, probably over 70%. Conifer encroachment and some conifer along the channel. Trail along the NW edge of the meadow.

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