Meadows Assessment Scorecard

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This scorecard is observational-based and has been used to build the assessments that appear on this website.
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This scorecard uses observations of the main channel as well as observations recorded throughout the meadow. One strategy for moving through the meadow is to start at an outflow and walk a main channel to the top of the meadow, making observations of bank height, bank stability, headcuts or eroded tributaries. Walk the length of all main channels present. It may help to make notes on an aerial photograph. Also, as you walk up a channel, note vegetation patterns by looking across the meadow. Then, aided by an aerial photograph, choose toe-point transects that cross the dominant vegetation types. Lastly, visit areas of possible conifer encroachment along the meadow edge.

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