General Information Project: Truckee-Carson Meadow Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014Meadow Name: Tom's Valley Meadow Reference: UCDSNM014657Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: TruckeeElevation: 2,292mLand Ownership: Tahoe National Forest Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Natural ConditionGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 22 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: No Additional Observations Headcut Present: NoAspen Trees Present: NoBeavers: NoFish Observed: No Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: NoHoof Prints on Banks: No Human Impacts Trail: NoEvidence of OHV use: NoRoad: YesCorral: NoBuilding: NoVehical Access: Yes Adjacent Land Use Adjacent Culvert: NoAdjacent Bridge: NoAdjacent Road: YesAdjacent Building: No Coverage Gopher Disturbance: 2%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 20% Surveyors Jacob Dyste Comments General Comments: - Meadow has two sections, upper and lower - Upper meadow is wet, fed by runoff from a large ridge. Upper 1/3 of upper meadow is fairly sloped. Overall good channel to meadow surface connection, many wildflower present. - Lower meadow is wet, narrower than upper meadow and slightly sloped inwards towards channel. - Both meadow sections have some tiny conifers along channel and a fair amount of low willows along channel.