Utah's rangelands were in very poor
condition at the beginning of the 1900's due to unregulated livestock grazing.
With the advent of modern range management, however, vegetation conditions have
improved dramatically throughout south-central Utah. In general, Utah's rangelands
are healthier today than at any time during the last 100 years. Shown is Plate
46 near Sargent Lake in the Tusher Mountains. Note the significant increase
in plant cover and forage production.