Shoestring Draw Meadow Assessment

General Information
Project: 
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Meadow Name: 
Shoestring Draw Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
1,704m
Slope: 
0.0ยบ
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Moderately Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Moderately Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
19
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
It looks like there has been an effort to stabilize a headcut in the meadow.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
4
Ponds Present: 
Yes
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: 
No
Evidence of OHV use: 
No
Road: 
Yes
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
Yes
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
6%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
1%
Comments
General Comments: 
Headcuts at the bottom of meadow threaten much of the lower meadow. A long ditch running through the meadow might be changing the hydrology of the meadow and dewater a long stretch of the lower meadow.

Images

Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland