General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017Meadow Name: Tom sears; HoneymoonMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002611Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,164mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Discharge slope Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Heavily ImpactedGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Moderately ImpactedVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Heavily ImpactedAssessment Points: 15 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: No Additional Observations Headcut Present: NoPonds Present: NoAspen Trees Present: YesBeavers: NoFish Observed: No 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: 2%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 4% Comments General Comments: • Wilderness setting, difficult access. •Check historic extent and condition - may be able to remove encroaching conifers. •Small open meadow above Sugarloaf Creek and currently forested wetland adjacent. •If historic floodplain to Sugarloaf, not sure how to address with hand labor. •Channel scores based on Sugarloaf Creek along edge of open meadow area. No other large channel in meadow area. A number of small (<5" deep) channels through forested area. •Encroachment score based on both meadow and forested section. •Open meadow may be historic floodplain from Sugarloaf Creek. Forested area may be encroached meadow. Otherwise, few impacts observed. •Forested section is substantially wetter than open meadow section. •Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope, dry, riparian low gradient.