General Information Assessment Date: Friday, June 21, 2013Meadow Name: Upper Piute Meadow Meadow Reference: UCDSNM011287Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: West WalkerElevation: 2,521mLand Ownership: U.S. Forest Service Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Moderately ImpactedGullies: Moderately ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Moderately ImpactedVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedEncroachment: Slightly Impacted Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: No Additional Observations Headcut Present: NoNumber of Headcuts: 0Aspen Trees Present: NoBeavers: 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: YesBuilding: YesVehical Access: No Adjacent Land Use Adjacent Culvert: NoAdjacent Bridge: NoAdjacent Road: NoAdjacent Building: Yes Coverage Gopher Disturbance: 8%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 5% Surveyors Jacob Dyste Comments General Comments: There are large meander scars in the meadow. There was probably historic grazing with some old fence and the Piute Cabin. Fence poles with the barbed wire cutoff. Upper portion of the meadow is drier than the lower portion. Located in the Hoover Wilderness.