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Casto Canyon




Plate 123X. Casto Canyon 1943-2003 Viewed northeast across Casto Canyon from upper Mud Spring Bench to Hancock Flat. Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, pinyon, and juniper have all increased, as would be expected in the absence of fire. The original camera station is now blocked by forest growth, so the retake was made from the nearest open area. Sagebrush and bitterbrush have increased in the foreground. The small areas devoid of conifers across the canyon were prescribe-burned by the Forest Service in recent years. Mule deer use this cattle allotment during winter, as do a few elk.

Photo Information:

U.S. Geological Survey photograph taken by H.E. Gregory (No. 1176) in 1943; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 22, 2003 - - Photo No. 5162-26A. Original photograph held by U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Pinyon, Juniper, Sagebrush, Mountain Brush


South West: Section 32, Range 4 West, Township 34 South; UTM 390600E, 4184100N: elevation 8,460 ft.

January 2018