General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017Meadow Name: Upper Ranger MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002406Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 3,704mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Moderately ImpactedGullies: Slightly ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Moderately ImpactedAssessment Points: 18 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: -Wilderness setting: accessible by trail, about 15 miles. -Check historic channel conditions: remnant channels clearly visible on aerial. -1 small gully at uppermost end of meadow, encroachment and drier areas limited to lower meadow. Additional Observations Headcut Present: NoAspen Trees Present: NoBeavers: NoFish Observed: Yes Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: NoHoof Prints on Banks: No Human Impacts Trail: YesEvidence 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: 60% Comments General Comments: -Heavy willow cover throughout, 2-4' channel through length of meadow. -Remnant channels full when observed at high water. -Majority of meadow is low gradient riparian with meandering channel. -Some seeps and small tributaries from sides of canyon. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: riparian low gradient, discharge slope, riparian middle gradient.