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Lower Sheep Creek Flat




Plate 409X. Lower Sheep Creek Flat 1932 – 2004 Viewed northwest up a drainage channel in the lower portion of Sheep Creek Flat. The gullies have widened but are more heavily vegetated today than in the past. Sagebrush and four-wing saltbrush have increased, as have pinyon and juniper. The more distant cliffs are in Bryce Canyon National Park. Note the new fence in the retake. The area behind the fence is private, while the area between the fence and the camera is BLM. Some sagebrush in the retake had been killed by the recent drought. According to the caption on the original photograph, the main gully was once a wagon road, while many of the side drainages were once stock trails. The area had been heavily grazed by cattle in 2004. Wildlife use was minimal.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (270634) taken by Reed W. Bailey in 1932; retake by Charles E. Kay on May 10, 2004 - - Photo No. 5290-20. Original photo held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection (Box 5), Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 33, Range 3 West, Township 37 South; UTM 400700 E, 4155550 N; elevation 6,400 ft.

January 2018