Title:
Clearcutting and Erosion Along Barnard Pond
Town:
Barnard
County:
Windsor
State:
Vermont
Date:
1860 - 1890
Description:
Stereoview shows Barnard Pond with fields and the village in background separated by stone walls. The foreground reveals evidence of clearcutting with only stumps and angular boulders remaining and soil erosion occurring along the shore. Riparian zone is just lightly vegetated. Low hills in the background beyond the water are partially forested and there appears to be a church. Esther Munroe Swift writes on 2006-2-15: This image presents a good example of what was happening to the forest cover in the last century and into this one, when timber was one of the few marketable products Vermont had. It still goes in some areas. A very large & visible cut over area can be seen from Route 2 across the Winooski River on the Montpelier/Barre Road today.
Filename:
LS03011_000.jpg
Size:
3508 x 1796 pixels; 2127803 bytes
Original Filename:
SV4036_.jpg
Keywords:
Clearcutting; Culture; Erosion; Geology; Human Activity; Landforms; Logging; Nature; Ponds; Soil erosion; Stumpwood; Surface Processes; Work; Stone walls;
Source:
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont
Submitted By:
Michala Peabody
Submitted On:
2004-06-09
Original Media:
Stereoview
Relative Dating Rationale:
Stereoview
Times viewed:
2469
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