General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017Meadow Name: Willow MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002608Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,749mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Discharge slope Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Heavily ImpactedGullies: Moderately ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Moderately ImpactedVegetation Cover: Moderately ImpactedBare Ground: Slightly ImpactedEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 13 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: -Wilderness setting: about 3 miles from trailhead. Meadow next to trail. -Entrenched channel would require larger equipment, hand labor would not suffice. See transect measurements. -Gully channels were steep, but small enough for hand labor check dams. 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: 0%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 30% Comments General Comments: -Very bottom of meadow and one short stretch in middle have banks <2'. -The main channel was incised (see transects) and there were numerous steep gullies that were not as deeply incised. -The whole meadow was on a steep slope. Water drains from ground water and pours into the channel through holes and gullies. -The meadow has seeps at the top and drains via subsurface flow in channel. -Area closer to channel had higher graminoid concentration while supper slopes were mainly forbs. -Bear poop and wonderful bird habitat. -Steeply sloped meadow with deeply entrenched channel on southern end/ downhill slope. Water drains from groundwater underneath meadow and pours out in holes and gullies into main channel. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope, subsurface flow, riparian high gradient.