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Glossary

Chapter 5: Vegetation

5.18: Mixed Vegetation in the Area of Gunn Lake, Riding Mountain National Park

In the top left-hand side of the photo is Gunn Lake 1. A valley to the south 2 connects the lake with Whitewater Lake, off the photo to the southeast, although there is a stream 3 along only a part of it. At one place this stream is dammed 4 producing a small lake 5 that has killed off trees, some of which can be seen floating in the lake. Light-toned deciduous woodland 6 covers much of the centre with some patches of dark-toned coniferous woodland in the east 7. Coniferous woodland also dominates some poorly drained low-lying areas 8 in the valley and around small lakes. The trees are probably tamarack (Larix laricina) which flourish in wet conditions. In addition to woodland, there is one area of very light-toned even-textured grassland 9.

The only indications of human influence are two hiking/biking/cross country trails, the easternmost of which 10 crosses mainly woodland and appears to be flooded in the north 11. The other trail 12 is well known locally because it crosses the grassland, a colourful walk/ride in the spring as the flowers bloom.

Figure 5.18: Mixed Vegetation in the Area of Gunn Lake, Riding Mountain National Park

Figure 5.18: Mixed Vegetation in the Area of Gunn Lake, Riding Mountain National Park

Figure 5.18

Vertical air photograph: A20375-31

Flight height: 9,555 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 153.37 mm

Date: May 22, 1968

Scale: 1:15,000 (approx.)

Location: Townships 21 and 22; Range 22 WI

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

1:125,000 MCR 207 Riding Mountain National Park

1:50,000 62K/16 Whitewater Lake