General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017Meadow Name: Scenic MeadowMeadow ID: UCDSNM00Meadow Reference: UCDSNM002384Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,951mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian middle gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Moderately ImpactedSecondary Channel Bank Height: Heavily ImpactedGullies: Heavily ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionSecondary Channel Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 22 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: Wilderness setting: 6 mile hike on trail, 4 mile hike off trail. Main issues: (disbursed) -Inset floodplain in North meadow, channel #2. -Gullying in southern most meadow after seep/ spring. -Large gully spanning middle and southern-most meadows. -Conifer encroachment between middle and southern meadow. Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 8Aspen Trees Present: NoBeavers: NoFish Observed: Yes 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: 2%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 3% Comments General Comments: Bottom, Northernmost Meadow Section: -Secondary channel might be an inset floodplain, scored as such, might originate from massive headcut (4) or spring. -Main channel is sunken into meadow surface after 1st and 2nd channels combine near outlet of meadow. Middle Meadow Section: -Channel lined with willows. -Conifer encroachment on eastern side of meadow. -Large gully spans 3/4 of this meadow section and connects to main channel (numerous headcuts) -Conifer encroachment covers historic meadow connecting middle and upper meadows. Top Meadow Section: -Meadow does not have main channel running through it. This channel is separated by a conifer line on the eastern side of meadow. -Main meadow fed by discharge slope spring at southernmost point, many (~4) gullies originate from this point and dissipate to sheet flow in middle meadow, 1 large gully follows western edge of meadow and continues down through 3/4 of middle meadow. Side Note: - Did not explore tiny meadow section with an "X". -Banks 0-2 feet in upper transect meadow. -Banks 2-3 feet in middle section meadow. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: riparian middle gradient, discharge slope, dry.