Willow Creek Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Willow Creek Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Elevation: 
2,101m
Slope: 
1.1ยบ
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Secondary Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Secondary Channel Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Moderately Impacted
Assessment Points: 
27
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
No road. Channel division suspected along transect 1. Most conifer removal could be accomplished with hand tools.
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
Building: 
No
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: 
70%
Surveyors
Maxwell Odland
Comments
General Comments: 
Alder and willow growth is very dense: figures are skewed by lack of good transect options.

Images

Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland
Photo by: Maxwell Odland