Chapter 5: Vegetation
In southern and west central
Individual animals are too small to appear on all except very large-scale images. However, some animals (e.g. beaver) profoundly affect drainage systems.
5.8: Riverine Gallery Forest on the East Side of Pelican Lake
This infrared photograph shows part of the east
Here, along the east wall of the spillway, riverine gallery forest, mainly aspen (Populus tremuloides) and bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa), shows up in bright-red tones with mottled texture 2. The scale of the photograph is large enough that rounded shadows thrown by individual trees can be identified 3. A clearing within the forest contains low-lying bushes that are imaged as pink 4. Rounded patches 5 suggest that these are creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis).
In the north, crops are growing in five fields 6. In the western-most of these it can be seen that the crop is growing well in some areas 7 but not so well in others 8. Three fields that have been left fallow 9 are imaged as dark green, but in the southernmost field weed growth results in a pink tinge 10.
The v-shaped projection into
Figure 5.8: Riverine Gallery Forest on the East Side of Pelican Lake
Vertical air photograph: colour infrared
Flight height: ; lens focal length:
Scale: 1:10,300 (approx.)
Location: Township 5; Range 16 WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon
1:50,000 62G/5 Dunrea
[i] For details see Welsted, J. “The Ups and Downs and Ins and Outs of Pelican Lake: A Water Resource Dispute in