General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017Meadow Name: Upper Darwin Pockets Upper Colby Meadows #2Meadow Reference: No MeadowOrganization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper San JoaquinElevation: 2,967mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Slightly ImpactedGullies: Slightly ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Slightly ImpactedVegetation Cover: Natural ConditionBare Ground: Moderately ImpactedEncroachment: Moderately ImpactedAssessment Points: 17 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: YesComments on Restoration: -Wilderness setting: 15 mile hike. Close/ along trail. (PCT). -Impacts localized in southern meadow sections. Hand labor might be tricky. Channel is also deep-ish 2-3.5ft and had steep banks. Hand labor with check dams. Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 3Ponds Present: NoAspen Trees Present: NoBeavers: NoFish Observed: Yes Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: YesHoof 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: 0%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 1% Comments General Comments: -Northernmost meadow is in good condition. Conifer encroachment is bad in southern meadows, hand labor possible to cut them down. -Check historic photos for historic meadow area. -Check dams observed. -Most northern meadow assessed has shallow (0-1ft) channel along western border. Lower transect does not go through channel. -Channel height score: Northernmost meadow had a very shallow channel. Southernmost meadows had channel of 2-3.5ft throughout. Score is an average of these meadows. -Hydrogeomorphic types present: riparian low gradient, discharge slope.