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Black Canyon




Plate 183X. Black Canyon 1943 - 2003 Viewed east-northeast at the head of Black Canyon. The East Fork of the Sevier River flows at the base of the distant hillside, but is hidden from view. Black sage appears to have declined while grasses have increased, primarily needle and thread and Indian rice-grass, despite the recent drought. Pinyon and juniper have increased. These lands are administered by BLM.

Photo Information:

U.S. Geological Survey photograph taken by H.E. Gregory (No. 1172) in 1943; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 14, 2003 - - Photo No. 5186-17. Original photograph held by U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 23, Range 2 West, Township 32 South; UTM 414450E, 4206350N; elevation 7,140 ft.

January 2018