The Bear Lake basin has a range of land types that provide habitat for aquatic, riparian, and terrestrial wildlife and plant species. Near the lake a limited ring of semi aquatic plants grow in association with spring and creek waters. Agriculture lands are used as pasture and to grow feed crops such as hay and alfalfa. Larger stream inflows host riparian and aquatic meadow plants. The low hills of the valley support sagebrush, grasslands, pinion, juniper, maple, and brushy communities. In the higher mountains brushes give way to large tree complexes of aspen, spruce, pine, and their associated undergrowths. The very tops of the mountains contain alpine growth and parkland...
Palacios, Patsy; Luecke, Chris; and Robinson, Justin
"Biological resources of the Bear Lake basin, Utah,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues: Vol. 14
, Article 14.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol14/iss1/14