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Pole Canyon




Plate 3. POLE CANYON: 1902 - 1995 The 1902 photo point could not be relocated because of increased height growth of trees in the foreground; the 1995 photo was therefore taken from a slightly different perspective. Aspen (Populus tremuloides) has declined and has been heavily invaded by conifers. The stream in the meadow has downcut 20 to 30 feet and the willows (Salix spp.) Have largely been eliminated. The meadow is now fenced to exclude livestock, the area seeded, and numerous erosion control structures installed.

Photo Information:

The 1902 photo [#34267] taken by the Forest Service on Oct. 15; 1995 photo is Kay #3919-9 taken on Aug. 13. Forest Service photo held by the Forest Supervisor’s Office, Fishlake National Forest, Richfield, UT)

Vegetative Community:

Aspen, Riparian, Wet Meadow


South Central: On Thousand Lakes Mountain, Fishlake N. F., Loa R.D.; T27S, R4E, Sect. 9; UTM 4259200 N, 457900 E; elevation 9,600 ft.; view to south.

January 2018