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Oak Basin




Plate 65. OAK BASIN: 1964 - 1999 The 1964 photo was taken in May and the oak brush (Quercus gambelii) has not leafed out. The dark colored, tall shrub in the 1964 photo is curlleaf mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius). Part of the area was burned in 1996 by the Pole Creek wildfire, which accounts for the dead mahogany plants in the 1999 photo. Conifers have increased along the drainage ways by 1996, while pinyon (Pinus edulis) and juniper (Juniperus sp.) also appear more abundant.

Photo Information:

1964 photo is U.S. Forest Service [#2200-B-Mechanical Control] taken in May; 1999 photo is Kay #4452-10, taken on July 25. Forest Service photo held by the Beaver Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest, Beaver, UT

Vegetative Community:

Oakbrush, Mountain Brush, Conifer, Pinyon, Juniper, Sagebrush


South Central: Fishlake N.F, Beaver R.D., T29S, R4W, Sect.28, UTM 4234850 N, 384250 E; elevation 8,880 ft., viewed east.

January 2018