Upper Fish Valley Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Upper Fish Valley
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,471m
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Heavily Impacted
Assessment Points: 
18
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
Yes
Comments on Restoration: 
One stabilized headcut. Some grazing fence.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
2
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
No
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
Human Impacts
Trail: 
Yes
Evidence of OHV use: 
No
Road: 
No
Corral: 
Yes
Building: 
Yes
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: 
15%
Surveyors
Meg Hanley
Jacob Dyste
Comments
General Comments: 
A far distance for the nearest road. The channel is inset through much of the meadow but appears to have bank stability. Lots of sage encroachment. Meadow veg becomes more narrow as you more upstream. Piute Cutthroat habitat.

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