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Foreword
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Glossary

Chapter 5: Vegetation

5.15: Natural Vegetation Near Moon Lake in the North Central Part of Riding Mountain National Park

Moon Lake 1 is located on the right. At the time the photo was taken, there must have been a strong wind disturbing the lake surface resulting in a variety of tones and textures. Surrounding the lake are areas of mixed deciduous/coniferous woodland. In the southwest light-toned deciduous trees dominate 2 with isolated coniferous trees probably white spruce (Picea glauca) identified by their dark tone and triangular shadow 3. Several patches of more closely spaced coniferous trees are located in the northwest 4. One linear patch 5 in a wetter zone north of an unnamed lake 6 could contain tamarack (Larix laricina) trees. In the extreme west a small dark-toned lake 7 has drowned some forest, killing trees in the process. East of Moon Lake coniferous trees dominate 8, almost forming a closed canopy.

PTH 10 9 between Minnedosa and Dauphin runs through the area with a forest access road leading to the west 10. A microwave tower with a long thin westward-falling shadow 11 is situated in a clearing along the road. A campground at the south end of Moon Lake 12 is one of many in the national park. It has access roads from east, west and south 13. A favourite walking/cross-country ski trail which circles the lake starts and ends at this point although it is too narrow to show on the photo.

Figure 5.15: Natural Vegetation Near Moon Lake in the North Central Part of Riding Mountain National Park

Figure 5.15: Natural Vegetation Near Moon Lake in the North Central Part of Riding Mountain National Park

Figure 5.15

Vertical air photograph: A20375-89

Flight height: 10,320 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.47 mm

Date: May 21, 1968

Scale: 1:30,800

Location: Township 22; Range 19 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62K Riding Mountain

1:50,000 62K/16 Whitewater Lake

1:125,000 MCR 207 Riding Mountain National Park