Sagehen Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Sagehen Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
1,871m
Slope: 
10.5ยบ
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Assessment Points: 
21
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
Yes
Fish Observed: 
Yes
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: 
No
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
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: 
5%
Surveyors
Meg Hanley
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
- Meadow is in three sections, with riparian corridors in connecting them along Sagehen Creek - Upper stringer is at the Sagehen Experimental Field Station (USFS, UCD). Several ongoing experiments around meadow including permanent stream cross-section and grade control at a check dam. Check dam is upstream from buildings at the Field Station - Upper and middle stringers have terraced, inset floodplains above channel. Both have conifer along terrace edge with meadow vegetation present on inset floodplain and upper terrace - Some incision (2-4 ft) in middle stringer - Beaver present in upper stringer - Lots of conifer along the channel in lower stringer, before Sagehen Creek enters Stampede Reservoir - Fenced area in lower stringer, possibly for monitoring plots

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