Plate 84X. Donkey Reservoir 1965-2002 Viewed east across Donkey Reservoir on the northern flank of Boulder Mountain. Most aspen stands have been heavily invaded by conifers, primarily spruce. Some aspen around the shoreline has recently regenerated and is largely unbrowsed, as steep, rocky areas limit use by cattle, deer, and elk. The lake level was as low as possible in 2002 due to the extended drought and downstream water demands.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by Reed Thomson on August 24, 1965; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 30, 2002 - - Photo No. 4988-16. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.
Aspen, Conifer, Riparian
South West: Section 17, Range 4 East, Township 30 South; UTM 475030E, 4228300N; elevation 10,180 ft.