Plate 177 MAPLE HOLLOW: 1941 - 1942 - 1999 The 1941 photo shows experimental facilities built by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to study mule deer food habits. The photo was taken in spring and most of the shrubs had not yet leafed out. The 1942 photo shows the same area after it was overrun by wildfire. Although the fire severely burned most of the original vegetation, oak brush (Quercus gambelii) and maple (Acer grandidentatum?) were so thick in 1999 that the photo had to be taken from the nearest open area. The vegetation in 1999 shows little sign that a raging crown fire swept the area 50 years earlier. The oak brush was 15 to 20 feet tall and maple 20 to 30 feet tall in 1999. True mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus?) and sagebrush (Aretmisia tridentata) were also present in 1999.
1941 photo #407310 taken on April 19, and 1942 photo #424698 taken Sept. 18 by the Forest Service; 1999 photo taken by Kay #4513-27 on Sept. 11. 1941 photo [2600-M-102-Game Studies] held by the Fillmore Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest, Fillmore, UT; 1942 photo [5100-Fishlake-7] held by the Forest Service Regional Office Photographic Collection housed at Weber State Univ., Ogden, UT
Oakbrush, Sagebrush, Mountain Brush
South Central: Fishlake National Forest, Fillmore Ranger District; T24S, R4W, Sect. 10, UTM 4308350 N, 388300 E; elevation 6,000 ft., viewed to northwest.