General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017Meadow Name: Ditch MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002352Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,737mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Moderately ImpactedGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Slightly ImpactedVegetation Cover: Natural ConditionBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Moderately ImpactedAssessment Points: 19 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: No Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 1Ponds Present: NoAspen Trees Present: YesBeavers: NoFish Observed: Yes Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: NoHoof Prints on Banks: No Human Impacts Trail: NoEvidence of OHV use: NoRoad: NoCorral: NoBuilding: NoVehical Access: No Adjacent Land Use Adjacent Culvert: NoAdjacent Bridge: NoAdjacent Road: NoAdjacent Building: No Coverage Gopher Disturbance: 0%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 3% Comments General Comments: Wilderness setting: 6 miles on trail, 4 miles off trail. Main channel is deep with steep vegetated sides. Encroachment is more extensive on northern-side of meadow. There is a side channel lining the west side of meadow. This channel's depth and width would be in category 4, but we didn't score it as a secondary channel because there was less volume than the main channel. It would be helpful to examine historic photos for meadow extent to better determine encroachment. Meadow located in the mountainous high Sierras. Hydrogeomorphic types include Riparian low gradient and discharge slope on the eastern side of the meadow.