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Indian Creek

ca. 1940



INDIAN CREEK The view is of a steep south-facing slope which drains to upper Indian Creek. The site is on the Manti-LaSal National Forest and within the Blanding Community Watershed. It is no longer grazed by livestock. A similar photopair appears in a 1995 Forest Service publication, Vegetation Changes on the Manti-LaSal National Forest. Heavy clay This slope was contour trenched and seeded after the original Thomas photograph. Native and seeded plant species are now well established, providing a significant increase in plant density, ground cover and soil binding capability. The extensive gully system present in the 1940s has been repaired. Some plant species found here include smooth brome, intermediate wheatgrass, needle and thread grass, orchard grass, timothy, groundsel, American vetch, mountain snowberry and currant.

Photo Information:

Photograph Number: Thomas No. 3 Click here to view photograph Original: Date: Late 1940s (- A) Photographer: Julian Thomas Source: U.S. Forest Service, Price, Utah Retake: Date: July 29, 1998 (- B) Photographer: Earl Hindley Source: San Juan County

Vegetative Community:

Mountain Brush


San Juan: NW1/4SW1/4 Section 3 T.34S., R.34E

January 2018