General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017Meadow Name: Upper Lewistall MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002476Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,688mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Discharge slope Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Natural ConditionGullies: Slightly ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 21 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: •Wilderness area: 6 mile hike and 3 mile cross-country without trail. •Small gullied main channel could be fixed by hand labor check dam. Bottom of meadow becomes a larger gully that could use a moderate amount of fill or check dam. Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 1Aspen Trees Present: NoBeavers: NoFish Observed: No 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: 15% Comments General Comments: •Even though bank height got a score of 4, there is a fairly large gully forming in the main channel at the bottom of the meadow. This could potentially drain the entirety of the meadow's water table. •Mainly sheet flow across meadow. •Investigate the patch of willow cover, very dense and large. •Scoured areas in channel revealed peat soils. •Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope, discharge slope peatland (?), subsurface middle gradient.