Chapter 9
Sublette Division and Adjacent Public Lands

View of early fall snows; looking
southwest across Sublett Reservoir.

The Sublett Division and adjacent public lands are currently being used for livestock grazing. Livestock utilization of riparian habitat can lead to adverse impacts of vegetation, watershed, and wildlife values if proper management standards and guidelines are not applied. A brief survey was conducted of riparian sample sites following the 1999, 2000, and 2001 grazing seasons to assess the impacts of livestock grazing to these representative sites. These same locations have been re-assessed following or near the conclusion of the 2002 grazing season in order to determine livestock impacts and current riparian conditions.

Each location surveyed for this chapter has retained the same numerical designation as in Volumes I, II, and III, and includes the following sample sites:

1.     Eyrie Spring*
2.     Fall Creek, Lower*
3.     Indian Fork, Indian Spring*
4.     Kossman Seep*
5a.   Lake Fork, Lower*
5b.   Lake Fork, Upper*
5c.   Lake Fork Spring*
6.     Lower Heglar Spring*
7.     Mill Canyon, Mill Flat*
8.     Moonshine Spring*
9.     Mud Spring*
10.   Pine Canyon, Pine Spring*
11.   Pine Grove Spring*
12.   Pine Creek Reservoir, Pine Creek*
13.   Quaking Aspen Spring*
14.   Sawpit Canyon*
15a. South Heglar Canyon*
15b. South Heglar Spring, Vicinity*
16.   Station Fork*
17.   Sublette Creek, BLM*
18.   Sublette Creek, North Fork*
19.   Sublette Troughs and Vicinity*
20.   Summit Springs*
21.   Upper Heglar Spring*
22.   Upper Lake Fork Spring*
23a. Van Camp Creek, Lower*
23b. Van Camp Creek/Unnamed Spring*
23c. Van Camp Creek/Headwaters*
24.   Ward Canyon*
25.   Wild Horse/Yellow Jacket Springs*

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*Wildlife frequency data originally preceeded the summary section. Due to the large volume of data collected and to avoid contusion, frequency charts are now located in Appendix F.