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South Last Chance




Plate 98. SOUTH LAST CHANCE: 1962 - 1999 The 1962 photo shows an oil well drill site in the South Last Chance drainage. The original photo point was on the main Forest Service road, but that road has since been realigned to follow part of the 1962 access road to the drill site. The old road and drill pad have revegetated naturally. Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) on the hillside behind the drill site has increased since 1962, while most of the aspen (Populus tremuloides) stands have deteriorated. Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) has declined over the time interval in parts of the foreground because the area was prescribe burned by the Forest Service. Some of the aspen regeneration in the 1962 photo have increased in height, but there is no new regeneration evident in the 1999 photo.

Photo Information:

1962 photo taken by the U.S. Forest Service; 1999 photo is Kay #4470-28, taken on Aug. 1. ; Forest Service photo held by the Loa Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest, Loa, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Aspen, Sagebrush


South Central: Fishlake National Forest, Loa Ranger District, T25S, R4E, Sect. 8, UTM 4278075 N, 457500 E; elevation 9,100 ft., viewed to south.

January 2018