Plate 2. DANISH MEADOWS: 1902 -1995 The condition of the vegetation in the original photograph indicates a history of frequent burning whereas plant communities in the recent photo reflect 100 years of fire suppression. Aspen (Populus tremuloides) has matured only to be invaded by a marked increase in conifers. Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) also appears to have increased, especially on the distant hillsides, as would be expected in the absence of fire. U M Creek has changed little except for the absence of the few willows in the original photo.
1902 photo [#34301] taken by the Forest Service on Oct. 22; 1995 photo is Kay #3919-19 taken on Aug. 14. Forest Service photo held by the Forest Supervisor’s Office, Fishlake National Forest, Richfield, UT)
Aspen, Conifer, Sagebrush
South Central: Fishlake N. F., Loa R.D.; T26S, R3E, Sect. 3; UTM 4270650 N, 450100 E; elevation 8,780 ft.; view to north.