General Information Project: American River Watershed Meadow Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Monday, May 13, 2013Meadow Name: Onion Creek MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM014435Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: North Fork AmericanElevation: 1,871mSlope: 4.3ºLand Ownership: Tahoe National Forest Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Natural ConditionGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Heavily ImpactedBare Ground: Heavily ImpactedEncroachment: Natural ConditionAssessment Points: 18 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: Snotel NOAA gauge present. This is a drier meadow with a relatively steep slope. Additional Observations Headcut Present: NoAspen Trees Present: YesBeavers: NoFish Observed: No Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: NoHoof Prints on Banks: No Human Impacts Trail: NoEvidence of OHV use: NoRoad: YesCorral: NoBuilding: NoVehical Access: Yes Adjacent Land Use Adjacent Culvert: NoAdjacent Bridge: NoAdjacent Road: YesAdjacent 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.