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Betenson Flat




Plate 136 BETENSON FLAT: 1947 - 1999 Plates 127-142 are all of the same general area on the west-central portion of Betenson Flat (a.k.a. Dry Flat). An experimental plot was established in the fall of 1942 on which half of the area was plowed and seeded to smooth brome (Bromus inermis), timothy (Phleum pratense), tall oats (Arrhenatherum elatius), and orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata), and the other half neither plowed nor seeded. Later the entire flat was plowed or seeded. The 1947 photo is viewed two years after this portion of the site was seeded in late 1945. A stock pond is in the flat and cattle continue to use the area. In 1999, timothy and smooth brome remain the most common species that were seeded. The fenced area in the 1947 photo is the experimental plot established in 1942. Some of the trees in the 1999 photo were killed in the 1996 Pole Creek wildfire and then salvage-logged. The light colored areas in the 1999 photo are areas on the flat that were never seeded.

Photo Information:

1947 photo taken on Aug. 25 by the U.S. Forest Service; 1999 photo taken by Kay #4500-11 on Sept. 7. Forest Service photo held by the Beaver Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest, Beaver, UT

Vegetative Community:

Dry Meadow, Aspen, Conifer


South Central: Beaver Mountain, Fishlake National Forest, Beaver Ranger District; T30S, R5W, Sect. 1, UTM ~423170 N, ~380200 E; elevation 9,680 ft., viewed to southeast.

January 2018