White-barked aspens contrast fall colors in the woodlands of the San Miguel River watershed where aspens, Populus tremuloides, grow along side a diverse mixture of shrubs and brush. The San Miguel River harbors one of the longest and highest quality stretches of deciduous and evergreen forests and shrub lands in the western United States. The riparian corridor is lush and contains numerous globally rare riparian plant communities.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- The Big Open_Public Lands_National Geographic magazine and book 8/2001