Middle Willow Creek Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Middle Willow Creek Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,289m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Secondary Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Secondary Channel Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
31
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
2
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
No
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
Yes
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
Human Impacts
Trail: 
No
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: 
5%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
10%
Surveyors
Meg Hanley
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
High gradient, especially in the top half of the meadow. Slope decreases and the meadow flattens in the middle. It becomes steep again at the bottom. The headcuts appear to be stable at the moment but they should be watched. The dung in the channel is old.

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