General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017Meadow Name: Ferguson MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002398Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,633mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Moderately ImpactedGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Slightly ImpactedVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly 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: 1% Comments General Comments: •Wilderness setting: 6 mile hike on trail, 4 mile off trail. •Channel impacts: banks in last 3/4 of meadow had eroding walls without vegetation on curves. • Encroachment impacts: lodgepoles creeping in from all sides of meadow. • Many pans and pools on meadow surface. Collects and retains water late in the season. • Remnant channel in middle transect retains water late in season. •Remnant channel at top of meadow was dry. Does not look gullied. • Circled meadow section was 4' higher than rest of meadow surface and noticeably more more saturated than the rest of the meadow surface. No channel, perhaps a discharge slope. •Northern-most meadow section was healthy. Discharge slope. Still inundated on 10-25-17. •Did not assess meadows with X's because they are forested. •Hydrogeomorphic Types present: low gradient riparian, discharge slope.