Lower Stephens Meadow Assessment

General Information
Project: 
Assessment Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Meadow Name: 
Lower Stephens Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
1,898m
Slope: 
0.0º
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Secondary Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Secondary Channel Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
25
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
Lassen Land and Trails Trust will be doing a conifer removal to get rid of encroaching trees.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
1
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
Yes
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
Yes
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
Yes
Human Impacts
Trail: 
No
Evidence of OHV use: 
No
Road: 
No
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
Yes
Adjacent Bridge: 
Yes
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
Yes
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
2%
Comments
General Comments: 
Lassen Land and Trails Trust plans to remove conifers and pile some in the cow trails that are causing the headcut.

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