General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018Meadow Name: Glacier Valley MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM003414Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 3,022mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Moderately ImpactedGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 20 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: No Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 1Aspen Trees Present: NoBeavers: NoFish Observed: Yes Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: YesHoof Prints on Banks: Yes 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: 5% Comments General Comments: Many chorus frogs in upper Galcier Valley in pools that exclude fish. 2 Garter snakes. 1 owl in middle meadow. Middle Glacier Valley: has a channel that parallels the main. Incised in upper 1/4 (see gully measurement) and then becomes almost sheet flow. It enters main channel via small headcut. Is this an impact? -Stream entering from E side appears to have recently changed course. Old channel that used to run along NE granite meadow edge is now filled with sand and debris. New shallow channel forming runs onto central part of meadow (currently on meadow surface through meadow veg). New channel is straight; possibly in horse trail track. -Varied vegetation: upland, depressional pools of sedge, moss, sand washes -Moraine at the bottom of meadow.