This project was concerned with an analysis of the ecology of Point Island. This is an island of trees standing isolated from other trees in a moist willow flat area found along Second Creek in the area adjacent to Jackson Lake. This area was selected because of the ecological changes occuring in it which consists of a gradual disappeatarance of trees associated with an increase in the willows of the area. The vegetative study included a determination of the plant species, a study of the various cover types within the area, an analysis of growth rates of the trees as campared with growth rates of the same species in other forest areas, a quantitative analysis of trees present, and an attempt to determine the causes of the ecological changes taking place.
Kersten, Michael and Schimpff, Warren
"A Vegetative Study of Point Island,"
Jackson Hole Research Station Annual Report: Vol. 1963
, Article 8.
Available at: http://repository.uwyo.edu/jhrs_reports/vol1963/iss1/8