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East Fork Of Boulder Creek




Plate 97X. East Fork of Boulder Creek 1953-2002 Viewed north-northeast to where the East Fork of Boulder Creek exits Boulder Top. The photopoint is on the rim just east of Halfmoon Lake. Spruce have increased in height and density. The aspen on the talus slope has regenerated and those stands contain multi-aged stems, while conifers, for the most part, are absent. Aspen at lower elevations, however, has been heavily invaded by conifers and has not regenerated in nearly 100 years due to excessive browsing of aspen suckers by livestock and wildlife.

Photo Information:

U.S. Geological Survey photograph taken by R.G. Luedke (No. 53) ca. 1953; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 5, 2002 - - Photo No. 5005-34. Original photograph held by U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Aspen


South West: Section 28, Range 4 East, Township 31 South; UTM 458800E, 4214450N; elevation 10,800 ft.

January 2018