Dry Fork Of Butler Creek
Plate 1038X. Dry Fork of Butler Creek 1978 – 2005 Viewed northwest along line two of the Parker Three-Step Transect on the Dry Fork of Butler Creek northeast of Panguitch Lake. The aspen stand regenerated 30 years ago when mule deer numbers were low but since that time all the aspen saplings have been highlined by deer and elk (Kay and Bartos 2000). In addition, all aspen suckers have been repeatedly browsed by elk, deer, and cattle preventing further regeneration (Kay and Bartos 2000). A ponderosa pine has grown-up on the left and a juniper on the right, as conifers have begun to invade the aspen community. Understory grasses include needle and thread and squirreltail.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken on September 7, 1978; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 5, 2005 - - Photo No. 5518-17. Original photographs, negatives, and narrative reports held in the range files on the Cedar City Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Cedar City, UT.
South West: Section 10, Range 7 West, Township 35 South; UTM 357000 E, 4182300 N; elevation 8,680 ft.