General Information Assessment Date: Monday, June 3, 2013Meadow Name: Silver Creek Meadow Meadow Reference: UCDSNM011863Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: West WalkerElevation: 2,682mLand Ownership: U.S. Forest Service Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Natural ConditionGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedEncroachment: Slightly Impacted Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: No Additional Observations Headcut Present: NoNumber of Headcuts: 0Ponds Present: NoAspen Trees Present: YesBeavers: NoFish Observed: Yes Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: NoHoof Prints on Banks: No Human Impacts Trail: YesEvidence of OHV use: NoRoad: NoCorral: NoBuilding: NoVehical Access: No Adjacent Land Use Adjacent Culvert: NoAdjacent Bridge: NoAdjacent Road: NoAdjacent Building: No Coverage Gopher Disturbance: 2%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 5% Surveyors Jacob Dyste Comments General Comments: Meadow and stream are in great shape overall - banks very stable, water table high. Rather than one continuous meadow, it is more of a complex. The upper two are very wet but on steeper slopes than the lower meadow - they are mainly fed by upslope seeps. Main channel has inset floodplain in steeper sloped areas. Stream steepens between lower and upper meadows.