Plate 1142X. Castle Valley 1957 – 2005 Viewed southeast along line two of the Parker Three-Step Transect in Castle Valley. Silver sage has increased. The meadow is mostly needle and thread, Stipa spp., and squirreltail. In the distance, aspen has declined, while conifers have increased. Many mature spruce, though, were recently killed by insects and disease.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken on July 31, 1957; retake by Charles E. Kay on September 5, 2005 - - Photo No. 5562-34A. Original photographs, negatives, and narrative reports held in the range files on the Cedar City Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Cedar City, UT.
Sagebrush, Dry Meadow, Aspen, Conifer
South West: Section 22, Range 8 West, Township 36 South; UTM 347550 E, 4169600 N; elevation 9,460 ft.