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Teeples Wash

1945

1956

1999

Description:

Plate 116 TEEPLES WASH: 1945 - 1956 - 1999 The view is across Teeples Wash approximately 300 yards east of Teeples Spring. The area was contour trenched, gully-plugged, and reseeded by the Forest Service shortly after 1956, 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 1945 photo was taken, but there is no evidence of additional regeneration since. There are no conifers in these aspen stands. The large rocks in the 1945 and 1956 photos (right center) were moved during the contour trenching.

Photo Information:

1945 photo taken on Oct. 3 and 1956 photo taken on Sept. 26 by the U.S. Forest Service; 1999 photo is Kay #4493-27, taken on Sept. 5. Forest Service photos [2500A-82 and A-81-Erosion Effects] held by Fillmore Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest, Fillmore, UT

Vegetative Community:

Aspen, Dry Meadow

Location:

South Central: North Fork of Chalk Creek, Fishlake National Forest, Fillmore Ranger District; T21S, R3W, Sect. 13, UTM 4316300 N, 400500 E; elevation 9,700 ft., viewed to south.

January 2018