Title

Vegetation Zones in the Bonneville Basin

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Geology of Northwest Utah, Southern Idaho and Northeast Nevada

Publisher

Utah Geological Association

Publication Date

1984

First Page

261

Last Page

268

Abstract

For the purpose of vegetation classification, the Intermountain region has been variously defined as comprising a number of phytogeographic units (Cronquist et al., 1972). Of these, the Bonneville basin forms the largest floristic section in the Intermountain region (Holmgren, 1972). The Bonneville basin floristic section includes mountain ranges peripheral to the lake bed and covers 38,500 mi2 of land surface. At its highest level, Lake Bonneville covered 19,940 mi2 and was the largest of the Pleistocene lakes in the Great Basin. Even today, ...