Waddle Ranch Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Waddle Ranch
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Secondary Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Secondary Channel Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Slightly Impacted
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
29
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
No
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
No
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
Human Impacts
Trail: 
No
Evidence of OHV use: 
No
Road: 
No
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
5%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
5%
Surveyors
Meg Hanley
Comments
General Comments: 
- Sloped meadow with two channels that exit meadow separately - Aspen along southwest edge of meadow - Telephone pole/wires bisect meadow - Main channel (and many side channels) break through a ridge that separates the flatter, upper meadow plateau from the more sloped lower meadow - Channel has some water (middle and lower transects only) - Spring in upper meadow - Meadow is dry in the area between the two channels

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