Plate 58. SARGENT LAKE: 1976 - 1999 A dam was constructed at the west end of Sargent Lake during 1976 in an apparent attempt to raise the lake level; this failed, judging by the sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) and other vegetation that became established by 1999 on the area disturbed in 1976. Some of the aspen (Populus tremuloides) regenerating in 1976 increased in height by 1999, but the rest of the aspen clone failed to regenerate. The low growing, dark colored shrub is snowberry (Symphoricarpos sp.). Wheatgrass (Agropyron spp.) and smooth brome (Bromus inermis) were planted on the dam and other disturbed areas.
1976 photo is U.S. Forest Service [unnumbered] taken on Aug. 4; 1999 photo is Kay #4446-35, taken on July 25. Forest Service photo held by the Beaver Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest, Beaver, UT.
Sagebrush, Riparian, Mountain Brush, Aspen
South Central: Sargent Mountain, Fishlake N.F, Beaver R.D., T26S, R4½w, Sect. 27, UTM 4264050 N, 383500 E; elevation 8,200 ft.