Plate 198X. Cherry Creek 1966 - 2003 Viewed west across lower Cherry Creek bench. The helicopter in the original photograph was spraying herbicide to kill sagebrush. The area was subsequently reseeded with crested wheatgrass, but today, sagebrush has reinvaded the site. Native blue gramma grass (Bouteloua gracilis) is also present. Pinyon and juniper have increased on the distant hillsides.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by Reed Thomson on May 14, 1966; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 18, 2003 - - Photo No. 5191-20. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.
Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper
South West: Section 20, Range 2 West, Township 33 South; UTM 408700E, 4197500N; elevation 7,360 ft.