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Blue Spring




Plate 1000X. Blue Spring 1938 – 2005 Viewed east-southeast to Blue Spring southwest of Panguitch Lake. The area around the spring was very heavily grazed in 1938. Subsequently, beaver cut most of the aspen near the spring (see Plate 1001x), but repeated browsing eliminated any aspen sucker height growth, eventually killing much of the clone. The spring is now fenced to exclude livestock, but aspen has not returned except for a few saplings on the far edge of the pond. Conifers have increased.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (369076) taken by W.H. Shaffer on August 22, 1938; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 1, 2005 - - Photo No. 5502-5A. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Conifer, Aspen


South West: Section 18, Range 7 West, Township 36 South; UTM 352150 E, 4171800 N; elevation 8,500 ft.

January 2018