Plate 56. SARGENT LAKE: 1919 - 1999 This area on Sargent Mountain was grazed heavily in 1919 (also see Plates 46 - 49, and 47). Note the heavy browsing and hedged appearance of serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia) and oak brush (Quercus gambelii) on the hillside above the lake. By 1999 grasses were more abundant and sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) had increased even though the area was prescribe burned sometime in the 1980's. Conifers are more apparent in the 1999 photo.
1919 photo is U.S. Forest Service #41733A taken on Aug. 6; 1999 photo is Kay #4452-6, taken on July 25. Forest Service photo [2200 Fishlake-16] held in Forest Service Regional Office Photographic Collection housed at Weber State Univ. Ogden, UT
Sagebrush, Oakbrush, Conifer, Riparian, Wet Meadow
South Central: Sargent Mountain, Fishlake N.F, Beaver R.D., T26S, R4½w, Sect. 27, UTM 4264000 N, 383600 E; elevation 8,000 ft., view to northeast.