Russel Valley Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Russel Valley
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
1,743m
Slope: 
6.5ยบ
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Moderately Impacted
Encroachment: 
Heavily Impacted
Assessment Points: 
16
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
- Road decommissioning in the upper meadow
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
2
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
Yes
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: 
Yes
Road: 
Yes
Corral: 
Yes
Building: 
Yes
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
Yes
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
Yes
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
5%
Surveyors
Meg Hanley
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
- Mix of private and USFS land - Significant portion of channel is inset floodplain of an incised channel. - Some areas seem to be two tiers of terrace/insetfloodplain - Significant sagebrush on top of terrace/former meadow surface.

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