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Big Flat

1933

1999

Description:

Plate 146 BIG FLAT: 1933 - 1999 The fenced area in both photos is the horse pasture for the Big Flat Guard Station. The road in the 1999 photo has been upgraded and the right-of-way enlarged since 1933. Aspen (Populus tremuloides) in the 1999 photo (left) has been heavily invaded by conifers as has the aspen (right) above the horse pasture. These aspen have not regenerated. Aspen inside of the horse pasture has not regenerated either, probably because of over-browsing by mule deer since cattle and sheep are excluded from the horse pasture.

Photo Information:

1933 photo #368974 taken by the U.S. Forest Service; 1999 photo taken by Kay[#4502-4A on Sept. 7. Forest Service photo [2240-Fishlake-19] held by the Forest Service Regional Office Photographic Collection housed at Weber State Univ., Ogden, UT; the Beaver Ranger District [2200-Range], Fishlake National Forest, Beaver, UT; and the National Archives [RG-95-G] in Washington, D.C.

Vegetative Community:

Dry Meadow, Aspen, Conifer

Location:

South Central: Beaver Mountain, Fishlake National Forest, Beaver Ranger District; T29S, R4W, Sect. 18, UTM 4239200 N, 381200 E; elevation 10,120 ft., viewed to south.

January 2018