The proposed project aims to pilot Wilderness-compatible techniques in Log Meadow in Sequoia National Park. Restoration will include filling the man-made ditches and erosion gullies to allow flow to disperse across the meadow. The ditches will be filled with biomass (eg. grasses and woody material) harvested by hand from the meadow and surrounding forest. This material would be compacted and stabilized within the channel. Filling the channel would allow floodwaters to spread out and soak in, reducing peak flows in the spring and replenishing groundwater and prolonging streamflow in the summer. The project will restore 18 acres of Log Meadow and build momentum for meadow restoration in designated Wilderness (97% of SEKI is Wilderness).
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