General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017Meadow Name: Long MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002247Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,929mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Moderately ImpactedGullies: Moderately ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Slightly ImpactedEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 17 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: -Wilderness setting: 5 mile hike on trail, 4 mile off trail, difficult to access. -Restoration localized to fixing numerous gullies on western side of meadow. Most were small to medium size, hand labor possible to fix with check dams. Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 5Ponds 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: 1%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 5% Comments General Comments: -Gullies lining western slope of meadow. -Most headcuts were either in gullies or at the connection of a pool/ pan to the main channel. -Lots of large pools covered meadow surface between the upper and middle transects. -Dry meadow on lined the entirety of the west side of the meadow. -Multiple fire rings and remnant trail. -Banks were scored as a 2, but it looks as if the meadow surface is frequently inundated and banks frequently over-topped. Large volume of water and meadow is in a narrow canyon. -Hydrogeomorphic type: riparian low gradient, discharge slope, dry.