Wright's Lake Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Meadow Name: 
Wright's Lake Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Elevation: 
2,123m
Slope: 
0.2ยบ
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Heavily Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
20
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
Access: possible trail work needed to check erosion silting and runoff in this high-use area. Removal of conifers aided by proximity to trails and roads.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Ponds Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
No
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: 
Yes
Evidence of OHV use: 
No
Road: 
No
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
Vehical Access: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
Yes
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
4%
Comments
General Comments: 
The meadow is saturated. The deep channel (> 4 feet) is full to the bank top throughout the meadow. The water depth is determined by Weight's Lake, which has an artifical surface level because of the damming of it.

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