General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017Meadow Name: Barton Meadow StringersMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002436Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,808mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Discharge slope peatland Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Natural ConditionGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 19 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: -Wilderness setting Additional Observations Headcut Present: NoAspen Trees Present: YesBeavers: 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: 0%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 1% Comments General Comments: -Southern meadow fragment starts from many seeps at top. Flows in multiple channels through saturated organic soils. Allium is plentiful. Channels coalesce at toe of meadow into one channel that flows subterranean about 3' deep in places, other times across the surface about 1-2' wide and steep. >20% grade. Stream flows into largest fragment which has indistinct channels and sheet flow across entire meadow. -No check dams or incision observed in the meadow areas. Plentiful seeps. -Northern fragment is steep with a small area of meadow vegetation in and around boulders. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope peatland, discharge slope.