Plate 1219X. Oak Creek 1929 – 2006 Viewed west up Oak Creek to the Towers of the Virgin in Zion National Park. Pinyon and juniper have increased as have blackbrush, Mormon tea, and cheatgrass, while native bunchgrasses have declined. Cottonwoods and boX elder have increased along Oak Creek. Note the rock in the lower left corner of both the original and the retake.
Original photograph taken by Grant (Z-114) on September 11, 1929; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 8, 2006 - - Photo No. 5645-15. Original photograph (Zion 12366) held by the National Park Service, Zion National Park, Springdale, UT.
Pinyon, Juniper, Black Conifer Brush, Riparian
South West: Section 21, Range 10 West, Township 41 South; UTM 324250 E, 4119900 N; elevation 4,100 ft.