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Betenson Flat




Plate 132 BETENSON FLAT: 1947 - 1999 LOCATION: Beaver Mountain, Fishlake National Forest, Beaver Ranger District; T30S, R5W, Sect. 1, UTM ~423170 N, ~380200 E; elevation 9,680 ft., viewed to northeast. NOTE: 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. Cattle were allowed to graze the area the second season after planting. 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 distant hills in the 1999 photo reflect the burn pattern from the 1958 Betenson Flat wildfire, as well as the 1996 Pole Creek wildfire.

Photo Information:

1947 photo #465364 taken Aug. 25 by the U.S. Forest Service; 1999 photo taken by Kay #4900-3 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

January 2018