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Cameron Wash

1951

2002

Description:

Plate 110X. Cameron Wash 1951-2002 Viewed northwest across Cameron Wash. The original photo was taken while the area was being root-plowed to remove sagebrush. The cameraman in the original was filming for a U.S. Department of Agriculture movie titled “Rebuilding with grass”. The area was later reseeded with crested wheatgrass and smooth brome (Bromus inermis). Black sage, however, has since reinvaded the site. The area was heavily grazed by cattle in 2002 - - note the cow standing by the water trough in the retake (photo right edge). Pinyon, juniper, and ponderosa pine have increased on the distant hillsides - - note the vehicle under the single tree in the center of the retake. Oakbrush in the original photograph is still present but is largely hidden from view in the retake by the growth of the pinyon and juniper.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph 468383 taken by Lowell J. Farmer on August 9, 1951; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 8, 2002 - - Photo No. 5021-16. Original photograph held by U. S. Forest Service Regional Photographic Collection (1640-2-Dixie-2) housed at Weber State University, Ogden, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper, Conifer, Oakbrush

Location:

South West: Section 28, Range 2 West, Township 35 South; UTM 411700E, 4176350N; elevation 7,815 ft.

January 2018