General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017Meadow Name: Sheep Pen MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002329Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,749mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Moderately ImpactedGullies: Moderately ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Slightly ImpactedVegetation Cover: Natural ConditionBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 18 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: No Additional Observations Headcut 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: 2% Comments General Comments: • Wilderness setting: 6 mile hike on trail, 2-4 mile off trail. •Main issue are small gullies draining ponds on meadow surface. Easy to plug with a check dam. •Meadow surface inundated with water on October 24, 2017. •Meadow fed by main channel and channel on southeastern side of meadow. •"Potholes" on southeastern part of meadow. 2'x4' with 6' deep and 1'x1' with 6' deep surrounded by peat moss. • Meadow soils contained a lot of clay. Main stream channel was oily and rust colored. • Upper channel had bank heights of 0-2' for about 100'. • Strange lumps on southwestern side of meadow. May be because of drainage or upwelling? •Fish: rainbow, 50-100 individuals, 0-20cm and few 20-30cm. •Hydrogeomorphic Types present: riparian low gradient, discharge slope, discharge slope peatland.