Plate 228X. Crawford Creek 1964 - 2003 Viewed east across upper Crawford Creek. Conifers, primarily spruce, have increased while aspen has declined. The low shrubs are mostly rubber rabbitbrush. Aspen in the lower-left foreground successfully regenerated about 25 years ago when mule deer numbers were low (Kay and Bartos 2000). Today, however, those trees have been highlined and all aspen suckers have been repeatedly browsed by elk, deer, and cattle.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (508789) taken by Lee Prater on August 17, 1964; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 3, 2003 - - Photo No. 5203-25. Original photograph held by the U.S. Forest Service Regional Office Photographic Collection (Dixie-2230-2) housed at Weber State University, Ogden, UT.
Aspen, Conifer, Dry Meadow
South West: Section 35, Range 4 ½ West, Township 38 South; UTM 384900E, 4146000N; elevation 8,320 ft.