General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017Meadow Name: Lower Lewistall MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002494Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,618mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Discharge slope Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Moderately ImpactedGullies: Moderately ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Slightly ImpactedVegetation Cover: Moderately ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Moderately ImpactedAssessment Points: 15 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: -Wilderness setting: 6 mile hike in (+), 3-4 miles crosscountry without a trail. -Impacts localized within each of the three meadows. Work would be dispersed because the meadows are separated by forest. Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 1Aspen Trees Present: NoBeavers: NoFish Observed: No 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: 3%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 8% Comments General Comments: - The three meadows were different than each other in scores, so our scorecard is a reflection of averaging the parameters. -The northernmost meadow had one 0-2 feet channel with lots of surface flow and one headcut. -The middle meadow had a deeply incised channel with a higher percent of encroachment and dry patches. Potentially use hand labor for check dams. The southernmost meadow was on a steep gradient with a deeply incised main channel on the east side and a huge gully on the west. -The northernmost meadow supported frogs. -The southernmost meadow had gopher activity. -The southernmost meadow had a dense thicket of willow lining the main channel on the meadow side. -The gully measurement (#3) for soil was on the meadow side. There was exposed dirt lining the entirety of the gully. It was not peat, just upland mineral dirt. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: discharge slope, riparian middle gradient, riparian high gradient.