Plate 598X. Duck Creek 1939 – 2004 Viewed north-northwest across Duck Creek about 100 yards below Duck Lake on the Dixie National Forest. A bridge and road have been built across Duck Creek to access a new parking area and comfort station. Conifers, primarily spruce, ponderosa pine, and white fir, have increased, while aspen has declined. Some aspen, however, has been able to successfully regenerate because ungulate herbivory has been reduced (Kay and Bartos 2000). Livestock use has been eliminated and high human traffic limits wildlife use.
U.S. Forest Service photograph taken ca. 1939; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 9, 2004 - - Photo No. 5379-27A. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.
Riparian, Conifer, Aspen
South West: Section 12, Range 8 West, Township 38 South; UTM 350400 E, 4153300 N; elevation 8,520 ft.