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East Creek

1950

2003

Description:

Plate 303X. East Creek 1950 - 2003 Viewed northeast at the mouth of East Creek on the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The original photograph was taken to document the logging that had occurred on the far hillside in 1946 - - see Plate 304x. Nevertheless, ponderosa pine and juniper have increased. The low-growing shrubs are mostly mountain big sage. The streambanks appear more heavily vegetated today than they did in earlier times. The fence in the foreground has been removed. The disturbed area in the lower part of the photo is the old roadway that has since been realigned. This area had not been grazed by livestock in 2003 when the site was revisited.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (460996) taken on April 24, 1950; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 8, 2003 - - Photo No. 5231-32. Original photograph held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection (Box 11), Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Juniper, Sagebrush, Riparian

Location:

South West: Section 28, Range 4 West, Township 36 South; UTM 391800E, 4166700 N; elevation 7,760 ft.

January 2018