Plate 808X. Anderson Valley 1961 – 2004 Anderson Valley was very heavily grazed by cattle in 1961 when the Forest Service established five photopoints to monitor range conditions in the Pine Valley Mountains. The meadow has now been fenced to exclude livestock and gullies have been plugged to control erosion. Plate 808x is viewed east. The gully has healed and a small number of aspen saplings have regenerated inside the fenced area where livestock are excluded. Outside the fenced area, however, aspen has declined, while conifers have increased. Conifers include white fir, spruce, limber pine, Douglas fir, and ponderosa pine. Grasses include Kentucky bluegrass, smooth brome, and Stipa spp.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by R. Butler and S. Adams on August 28, 1961; retake by Darrell McMahon on August 28, 2004 - - Photo No. DM-77-6. Original photographs, negatives, and narrative reports held in the range files on the St. George Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, St. George, UT.
Aspen, Conifer, Dry Meadow
South West: Section 6, Range 13 West, Township 39 South; UTM 291054 E, 4145156 N; elevation 8,536 ft.