Rocky Canyon South Creek
Plate 252. ROCKY CANYON SOUTH CREEK 1963-2000 Plates 252 and 253 form a panorama from southeast to south at the mouth of Rocky Canyon near Beaver, Utah. Plate 252 is viewed southeast and the original shows a helicopter spraying sagebrush on the South Creek Allotment. With time, though, sagebrush has reinvaded the site and appears to be more plentiful today than it was in 1963 - - except where sage was recently prescribe burned by the Forest Service - - note the burn pattern in the retake. Pinyon-juniper has also increased, as has oakbrush. Curlleaf mountain mahogany is also present on the distant hillsides and bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata) is present in the sagebrush community. The area is heavily grazed by cattle.
U.S. Forest Service photo (unnumbered) by Dee Ritchie in May 1963; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 5, 2000 - - Photo No. 4669-26; Section 27, Range 6 E, Township 30 S; UTM 367000 E, 4225500 N; elevation 7,400 ft. Original photo (2200 A) held by Beaver Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest, Beaver, UT.
Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper, Oakbrush, Mountain Brush