General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Monday, July 17, 2017Meadow Name: Cabbage MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002500Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,365mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Dry Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Natural ConditionGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Moderately ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Heavily ImpactedAssessment Points: 19 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: Wilderness setting: hike in 6 miles Additional Observations Headcut Present: NoNumber of Headcuts: 0Aspen Trees Present: YesBeavers: NoFish Observed: No Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: YesHoof 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: •Dominated by forbs and conifer encroachment, indicate a drier meadow, impacts are localized in the north section and south section. •No channel in this meadow, no water flow evident, presence of pans and pools from snow/ spring runoff/ groundwater. •Dry meadow with pans and pools on surface containing healthy meadow vegetation and supporting tadpoles. •Historical fire with large amounts of downed wood. Large amount of baby conifer encroachment identified as being historic meadow, SE corner of meadow. •High level of encroachment in North and South. •Redelineated meadow to include portion in SE corner. There were numerous baby lodgepoles, but no break in slope and meadow vegetation continued. •Hydrogeomorphic types: dry, depressional perennial, discharge slope.