Plate 421X. Paria River 1930 – 2004 Viewed northeast up the Paria River just below the mouth of Little Dry Valley and just above the Black Box. Pinyon, juniper, and ponderosa pine have all increased. Much of the sage on the river terraces, however, has been killed by the recent drought. The shrubs in the foreground are mostly Utah serviceberry and silverberry. Rubber rabbitbrush and bitterbrush are also present. The area was actively being grazed by cattle in 2004.
Original photograph taken by A.A. Baker (No. 471) in 1930; retake by Charles E. Kay on May 11, 2004 - - Photo No. 5294-31. Original photograph held in the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.
Pinyon, Juniper, Conifer, Sagebrush, Mountain Brush, Riparian
South West: Section 21, Range 2 West, Township 38 South; UTM 409950 E, 4149000 N; elevation 5,540 ft.