Poison Flat East Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Poison Flat East
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,358m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Heavily Impacted
Assessment Points: 
20
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Headcut Repair in the lower meadow.
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: 
No
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
Human Impacts
Trail: 
Yes
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: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
5%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Meg Hanley
Comments
General Comments: 
CDFW had Poison Flat as one meadow but we split it into east and west. East Poison Flat drains into Silver King Creek. Lower meadow is incised with inset floodplain. There is a headcut repair in that lower section. The meadow then opens up before a section of sage brush. This middle sage encroached section has an active headcut. Above that the meadow is much drier. There could possibly be an invasive in this upper section.

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