Tunnel Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Meadow Name: 
Tunnel 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: 
Heavily Impacted
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
Fencing to keep grazing out. Resting from grazing.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
1
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
Yes
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
Human Impacts
Trail: 
Yes
Evidence of OHV use: 
Yes
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: 
3%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
30%
Surveyors
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
Would need to be huge restoration project to make a real difference. Low stable banks within the inset floodplain, but there are sections with 8 ft. banks. Higher banks upstream, lower and more stable downstream. Had some difficulty determining the pre-grazing condition, should follow up w/ forest archaeologist.