General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017Meadow Name: Little Sugarloaf MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002667Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,195mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Discharge slope Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Slightly ImpactedSecondary Channel Bank Height: Natural ConditionGullies: Moderately ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionSecondary Channel Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Heavily ImpactedAssessment Points: 25 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: YesComments on Restoration: -Check dam built in 1950s on small channel. -Wilderness setting, off-trail access. -Large gullies draining meadow, maybe too large for hand labor. Impacts are located throughout meadow, but especially at SW edge. Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 2Aspen 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: 8% Comments General Comments: -Open meadow very wet with number of seeps and springs. Conifer encroachment prevalent on all edges and within meadow. Aspen stands within confer along edge. -Two gullies, one very large, drain the western side of the meadow. -S&MCC built check dams, relocated 1, which appears stable. -Scored furthest N channel as Channel 1, and channel in center of meadow as Channel 2. -Unsure of full historic extent of meadow, but clearly was larger in the past due to encroachment. -Numerous logs in channels behave like check dams. Evidence of fire on NW edge of meadow. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope, riparian middle gradient, subsurface middle gradient.