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Grass Valley

1950

2004

Description:

Plate 688X. Grass Valley 1950 – 2004 Viewed northwest across Grass Valley. The area was root-plowed and reseeded with crested wheatgrass in 1944 to improve range conditions. In the original photograph a combine was being used to collect seed for other restoration projects. Mountain big sage has begun to reinvade the seeding, while pinyon and juniper have increased on the distant hills.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by Albert Albertson ca. 1950; retake by Darrell McMahon on June 4, 2004 - - Photo No. DM-20-15. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT

Vegetative Community:

Dry Meadow, Pinyon, Juniper, Sagebrush

Location:

South West: Section 1, Range 15 West, Township 39 South; UTM 279861 E, 4145361 N; elevation 6,873 ft.

January 2018