East Fork Of The Sevier River
Plate 257X. East Fork of the Sevier River ca. 1960-2003 Viewed southeast up the East Fork of the Sevier River below its confluence with Oak Hollow. The log structures, originally built by the Forest Service to control streambank erosion, have decomposed. Spruce, ponderosa pine, and juniper have all increased, while aspen has declined. The spruce to the right of the limber pine in the original image (photo right-center) has died. Most of the open areas have been contour-trenched and reseeded with smooth brome and Kentucky bluegrass to control erosion. The low-growing shrubs are mostly rubber rabbitbrush with a few heavily-browsed willows along the stream. The area had not been grazed by cattle in 2003 when the retake was made.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken ca. 1960; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 5, 2003 - - Photo No. 5213-19A. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.
Conifer, Juniper, Aspen, Riparian
South West: Section 13, Range 4½ West, Township 38 South; UTM 385900E, 4151300 N; elevation 8,050 ft.