General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Friday, July 20, 2018Meadow Name: Sod Hole MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002870Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 3,220mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Slightly ImpactedGullies: Moderately ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Natural ConditionBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Natural ConditionAssessment Points: 21 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: Historic records indicates trail used to go through meadow, and later rerouted. Didn't see any evidence of old trail. Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 1Aspen 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 Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 5% Comments General Comments: Impact: gullies: 2 gullies total length equals half of meadow length. See gully measurements for depth and aerial for region, gullies cutting through possible peat layer, veg in impacted area was drier-shooting stars, Noticeable transition to this drier veg than the west of the meadow. Headcut: see measurements. Beginning of 1 of the gullies. Appears to have migrated ~1/4 meadow length. Gullies stop: channel becomes same elevation as meadow surface after aerial dotted line region/as it approaches lake edge. Vegetation: Mossy carpet vegetation background underneath short alpine carex dominated veg-> not picked up in veg. transects, Meadow near lake (lacustrine fringe), very messy and had multiple large pools of water. Braided channels mixed with pools at lakes edge. Successful retake of historic photos. Main channel has short region of incision, sandwiched by 5-6'' healthy channel depth. Not sure if this is worth addressing because it's a short section/ could be natural.