Schaeffer Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Meadow Name: 
Schaeffer Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
6
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
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: 
No
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
No
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
1%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
1%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
In remote wilderness. Meadow is relatively steep, lending to large number of headucts and a high vulnerability to further meadow loss/degradation. Below confluence of north and south arms meadow becomes naturally constrained to a narrow corridor by step walls. Very bottom of meadow is all willow. Bottom half of the north arm is incised with new meadow inset floodplain. Sage terrance above the new floodplain. Upper north arm has several channels and headcuts with some larger portitions of healthy meadow. Headcut locations on the map are approximate.