Onion Creek Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2013
Meadow Name: 
Onion Creek Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Elevation: 
1,871m
Slope: 
4.3ยบ
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Heavily Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Heavily Impacted
Encroachment: 
Natural Condition
Assessment Points: 
18
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
Snotel NOAA gauge present. This is a drier meadow with a relatively steep slope.
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: 
No
Evidence of OHV use: 
No
Road: 
Yes
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
29%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
0%
Surveyors
Julie Fair
Comments
General Comments: 
Not considered a meadow based on 5% slope definition. Very small main channel. Not full assessment.

Images

Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland