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Fourmile Bench




Plate 1500X. Fourmile Bench 1960 – 2007 Viewed east across Fourmile Bench east of Central, Utah. The Pine Valley Mountains are in the distance. The open areas in the initial image are pinyon-juniper chainings that had been planted to crested wheatgrass. Pinyon and juniper have now reinvaded the old chainings, as has sagebrush. The tall shrubs in the chainings are cliffrose and Utah serviceberry. The dead cliffrose to the right of the highway in the retake were recently killed by a small wildfire. Pinyon and juniper have also increased on the hill in the distance (photo center) that was not treated.

Photo Information:

Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken ca. 1960; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 23, 2007 - - Photo No. 5834-14A. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Dry Meadow, Sagebrush, Mountain Brush


South West: Section 4, Range 15 West, Township 39 South; UTM 273961 E, 4144335 N; elevation 6,148 ft.

January 2018