General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017Meadow Name: Salt Log MeadowMeadow Reference: No MeadowOrganization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,725mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Moderately ImpactedGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Slightly ImpactedVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Slightly ImpactedEncroachment: Heavily ImpactedAssessment Points: 16 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: -Wilderness setting: 6 mile hike on trail. 3.5 off trail. -Meadow is in poor shape; considerable conifer encroachment and unstable banks in multiple areas. Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 1Aspen 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: 0%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 5% Comments General Comments: -Inset floodplain: meadow surface is lower than natural sloping gradient. -Large gully outside of meadow. Drains in funky backwater section. (Circled on map.) Remnant trail might be contributing to the development of this gully. -Hydrogeomorphic type present: riparian low gradient, discharge slope, dry.