Plate 108. ROCK CANYON: 1945 - 1999 The view is across the upper portion of Rock Canyon below Jacks Peak. Soil erosion is active and widespread in the 1945 photo. Sometime thereafter the area was contour trenched, gully-plugged, and seeded by the Forest Service, including the area in the foreground. The aspen (Populus tremuloides) in the 1999 photo is higher than in 1945 but has not regenerated. Mountain big sage (Artemisia tridentata vaseyana), snowberry (Symphoricarpos sp.), and current (Ribes spp.) are the most common shrubs; the seeded grasses include smooth brome (Bromus inermis), orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata), and intermediate wheatgrass (Agropyron intermedium). This is a closeup of the distant hillside seen in Plate 107.
1945 photo taken by the U.S. Forest Service; 1999 photo is Kay #4476-24, taken on Sept. 4. Forest Service photo held by the Fillmore Ranger District, Fishlake national Forest, Fillmore, UT
Aspen, Sagebrush, Mountain Brush
South Central: North Fork of Chalk Creek, Fishlake National Forest, Fillmore Ranger District, T21S, R2W, Sect. 8, UTM 4315990 N, 410090 E; elevation 9,770 ft., viewed to southwest.