Plate 595X. Duck Lake 1941 – 2004 Viewed northwest to Duck Lake on the Dixie National Forest. The lakeshore was grazed by livestock in 1941, but that no longer is the case, as today this is a major recreation area. With the reduction in grazing, lakeshore plants have increased, as has emergent vegetation. Conifers, primarily spruce, white fir, and ponderosa pine have increased, while aspen has declined. Some aspen along the lakeshore, however, has successfully regenerated because high human traffic limits use by mule deer and elk (Kay and Bartos 2000).
U.S. Forest Service photograph taken by Paul S. Bieler in June 1941; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 9, 2004 - - Photo No. 5379-14A. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.
Riparian, Conifer, Aspen
South West: Section 12, Range 8 West, Township 38 South; UTM 350300 E, 4153300 N; elevation 8,534 ft.