General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017Meadow Name: Upper Deadman CanyonMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002046Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,880mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian middle gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Moderately ImpactedGullies: Moderately ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Slightly ImpactedVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 17 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: •Wilderness setting: accessible by foot, remote and high elevation. •Check historical records for channel size, was it always so deep? •Headcuts and gullies on tributaries and somewhat stabilized by willow and rocks. Plausible size for hand labor. Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 3Aspen Trees Present: NoBeavers: NoFish Observed: Yes Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: NoHoof Prints on Banks: No Human Impacts Trail: YesEvidence 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: 35% Comments General Comments: •Trail is impacting (diverting water flow) on the east side of meadow. • Only assessed area not covered by snow. (See aerial for assessment area.) Scores might be affected by the smaller area. •Did not include meadow vegetation along and on canyon walls. (See aerial.) •Relatively denser willow cover and steeper gradient. •Hydrogeomorphic types present: riparian middle gradient, riparian high gradient, discharge slope.