General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018Meadow Name: Forester Lake Bench MeadowsMeadow Reference: UCDSNM000945Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KernElevation: 3,284mLand Ownership: Sequoia National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Slightly ImpactedGullies: Slightly ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Slightly ImpactedVegetation Cover: Natural ConditionBare Ground: Heavily ImpactedEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 17 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: No Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 4Aspen Trees Present: NoFish Observed: No Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: NoHoof 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: 0% Comments General Comments: many Chorus frogs in stream; large sand deposits on meadow edge; Lower 1/4 meadow hummocks; Stream goes subsurface mid meadow and reappears (Channel through entire meadow); very narrow and deep stream channel in top 1/2 meadow Headcuts: 1-photo:17, GPS:006, JH:17.5'', W:2.5'', L:55'', MP: moderate; small vegetation to anchor, draining flow from bench that captures flow from hillside. 2-photo: 0018, GPS: 008, JH: 18'', W:2.5'', L:30'', MP: low, grassy, rock upstream to anchor. 3-photo:0019 GPS:009 JH:16'', W:3'', L:5'', MP: high still running water in Aug;drains large part of meadow; vegetated. 4-photo:0020, GPS:010, JH:14'', W:13'', L:13'', MP:MOderate, vegetated, not receiving lots of flow at meadow edge; at the head of gully. 5- photo:24, GPS:13, JH:12'', W:9'', L:12'', MP: high running water;in main channel above split.