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Teeples Wash




Plate 115 TEEPLES WASH: 1936 - 1999 The view is at the head of Teeples Wash approximately 700 yards southeast of Teeples Spring. Soil erosion was active in the 1936 photo. Shortly after 1956 the area was contour trenched, gully-plugged, and reseeded by the Forest Service, which stopped the erosion and improved range conditions. Mountain big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata vaseyana), snowberry, (Symphoricarpos sp.), and current (Ribes spp.) are the most common shrubs, while seeded grasses include smooth brome (Bromus inermis) and intermediate wheatgrass (Agropyron intermedium). Aspen (Populus tremuloides) had regenerated shortly before the 1936 photo was taken, but there is no evidence of additional regeneration since. There are no conifers in these aspen stands.

Photo Information:

1936 photo taken in August by the U.S. Forest Service; 1999 photo is Kay #4490-32A, taken on Sept. 5. Forest Service photo [2530-4-Erosion Control] held by the Forest Service Regional Office Photographic Collection housed at Weber State Univ., Ogden, UT

Vegetative Community:

Aspen, Dry Meadow


South Central: North Fork of Chalk Creek, Fishlake National Forest, Fillmore Ranger District; T21S, R3W, Sect. 13, UTM 4316750 N, 400150 E; elevation 9,700 ft., viewed to northwest.

January 2018