General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017Meadow Name: Sugarloaf MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002613Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,225mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Discharge slope Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Heavily ImpactedGullies: Moderately ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Slightly ImpactedVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Moderately ImpactedAssessment Points: 15 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: YesComments on Restoration: •See check dam log. •Large gullies in upper and lower meadow. May be too large for check dams. Small gullies on tributaries in lower meadow and in main channel middle meadow may be small enough. •Wilderness setting. Close to trail. Impacts in channel throughout length of meadow. Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 18Aspen 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: 1%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 2% Comments General Comments: •Gullies and channel appear stable now, well vegetated, and with many logs and willows, plus some check dams helping, but water is still confined to gully. •Numerous seeps and springs keeping portions of the meadow wet. •Upper most portion of meadow is significantly drier than the rest of the meadow. •Numerous headcuts in and out of main channel. •Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope, riparian middle gradient, riparian low gradient.