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Dameron Canyon

1941

1999

Description:

Plate 167 DAMERON CANYON: 1941 - 1999 This is on the Dameron winter range south of Kanosh. The 1941 photo was taken to document severe browsing by mule deer on cliffrose (Cowania stansburiana). In 1999 pinyon (Pinus edulis) and juniper (Juniperus sp.) appear much more abundant on the far hillside at the expense of cliffrose and other preferred browse species. Sometime after the 1941 photo was taken, the area in the foreground was chained and seeded by the Forest Service and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to reclaim wildlife habitat. Mule deer use continued to be so heavy that the cliffrose had not recovered by 1999.

Photo Information:

1941 photo #407318 taken by the Forest Service on April 20; 1999 photo taken by Kay #4513-14 on Sept. 9. Forest Service photo held by the Fillmore Ranger District [see file 2620 on Dameron Canyon Exclosure], Fishlake National Forest, Fillmore, UT

Vegetative Community:

Mountain Brush, Pinyon, Juniper

Location:

South Central: Fishlake National Forest, Fillmore Ranger District; T24S, R5W, Sect. 6, UTM 4289950 N, 369600 E; elevation 5,800 ft., viewed to southeast.

January 2018