General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Monday, October 23, 2017Meadow Name: Ellis StringersMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002447Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,721mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Natural ConditionGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Natural ConditionBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 23 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: -Wilderness setting: hiked 6 miles on trail, ~2 miles off trail. -In general meadows look good and scored well. Additional Observations Headcut Present: NoAspen 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: 1% Comments General Comments: -The main issue is encroachment in middle transect. -Check historical data and photos of southern meadow sections. Meadow vegetation covers ground, meadows were historically connected (?). -Eastern meadow section does not have cross section transect, but had very similar characteristics to the other stringers. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: riparian low gradient, subsurface low gradient.