Plate 183. SHEEP VALLEY 1961-2000 Shown is an irrigation ditch that was once used to bring water to Sheep Valley Reservoir, which is visible photo right-center. The ditch was not properly constructed, eroded badly, and has not been used in many years. The old ditch has since revegetated naturally. Sagebrush (Artermisia cana) has increased as this allotment is heavily used by cattle. Aspen has not regenerated on the far hillside due to repeated browsing and the few willows in that area are also heavily browsed. A number of spruce have also become established on the distant hillside. Viewed northeast to Moroni Peak - - photo left.
U.S. Forest Service photo (unnumbered) taken in 1961; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 26, 2000 - - Photo No. 4634-34. Original photo held by Loa Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest, Loa, UT.
Sagebrush, Aspen, Conifer
South Central: Section 11, Range 3 E, Township 24 S; UTM 452050 E, 4287600 N; elevation 9,360 ft.