General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017Meadow Name: Upper Colby Meadow (proper)Meadow Reference: UCDSNM005360Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper San JoaquinElevation: 3,008mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Natural ConditionSecondary Channel Bank Height: Natural ConditionGullies: Moderately ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionSecondary Channel Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Natural ConditionBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 29 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: YesComments on Restoration: •Possible check dam. •Wilderness setting : 15 miles to access meadow. •Secondary channel has high flow with side channels gullied. Potential use hand labor for checked dams. •Gullies at south side of meadow are small enough for hand labor check dams. Additional Observations Headcut Present: NoAspen Trees Present: NoBeavers: NoFish Observed: Yes Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: YesHoof Prints on Banks: Yes 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: 0% Comments General Comments: •Check photos for historical meadow delineation could help determine conifer encroachment. •Hydrogeomorphic types present: riparian low gradient, discharge slope.