General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017Meadow Name: Moraine MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002618Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,472mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Discharge slope Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Heavily ImpactedGullies: Moderately ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Moderately ImpactedVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Moderately ImpactedEncroachment: Heavily ImpactedAssessment Points: 11 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: -Wilderness setting: close to Roaring River Ranger Station. -2 gullies through historic meadow. May be too large for check dams, but logs are partially stabilizing. -Extensive conifer encroachment throughout. Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 2Aspen Trees Present: NoBeavers: NoFish Observed: Yes 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: 1% Comments General Comments: -Northwest-most portion of meadow is very wet with healthy vegetation. Remainder appears to be converted to dry terrace with inset floodplains and/or heavily encroached. -Many medium to large lodgepole logs and snags throughout with signs of fire. -Unsure of historic extent. -Observed chorus frogs, bear tracks, and grouse. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope, riparian low gradient, riparian middle gradient.