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Elkhorn Ranger Station




Plate 205. ELKHORN RANGER STATION 1917-2000 The area around the ranger station was fenced to exclude livestock and aspen regenerated profusely (see USFS photo 224238) - - note the new aspen suckers in the original, which have since matured into trees. Willows have also increased and now hide the cabins from view. Aspen has increased in height behind the cabins and now block the view of Flattop (11,306 ft). Conifers have invaded most aspen stands, and aspen has failed to regenerate in recent years due to excessive browsing by elk, deer, and cattle. Conifers have also increased on Flattop.

Photo Information:

Original photo by Arthur W. Stevens on July 16, 1917; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 29, 2000 - - Photo No. 4643-24; Original photo (17866) held by the Utah Historical Society, Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Aspen, Wet Meadow, Conifer


South Central: Section 15, Range 4 E, Township 27 S; UTM 459900 E, 4247250 N; elevation 9,850 ft.

January 2018