General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017Meadow Name: Ellis MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002498Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,655mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Subsurface low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Moderately ImpactedGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Moderately ImpactedAssessment Points: 19 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: -Access is difficult without maintained trail in wilderness setting. -Impacts clustered in gully at top of meadow and headcuts at outflow. 1 small headcut in middle. -Gully may be small enough for check dams to raise water to surface. Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 3Aspen Trees Present: NoBeavers: NoFish Observed: No Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: NoHoof 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: 0% Comments General Comments: -Gully deeper than 4' in places, but most of the meadow has dispersed surface flow. -Frogs, toads, and bear prints observed. -Unsure of historic meadow extent at SE corner (conifer encroachment), -Gully largely vegetated with locally unstable banks. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: subsurface low gradient, discharge slope, riparian low gradient.