Pleasant Valley Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Pleasant Valley
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
1,809m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Moderately Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Moderately Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
16
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Check dams, headcut repairs
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
4
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
Yes
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
Yes
Stubble: 
Yes
Dung in Channel: 
Yes
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
Yes
Human Impacts
Trail: 
Yes
Evidence of OHV use: 
No
Road: 
Yes
Corral: 
Yes
Building: 
Yes
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
Yes
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
Yes
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
15%
Surveyors
Meg Hanley
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
The land is owned by Devere Dressler. The land owner actively removes beaver because he does not believe they are native to the area. There are diversion gates, a large check dam, 2 unstablized headcuts. Land owner gave us a tour which was very nice. The meadow surface is fairly dry. Saw around 70 cattle grazing. Historically the area was used as a dairy and a fish hatchery. It is open to fly fishing and we saw several groups.

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