East Fork Of The Virgin River
Plate 542X. East Fork of the Virgin River 1934- 2004 Viewed north up the East Fork of the Virgin River in Long Valley about one-half mile below McDonald Canyon. Overbank erosion has stopped and the area is more heavily vegetated today than it was in 1934. The foreground is a subirrigated meadow dominated by sedges, rushes, and Kentucky bluegrass. This private pasture was heavily grazed by cattle in 2004. Willows appear to have increased, but are now being invaded by pinyon and juniper. Pinyon, juniper, and ponderosa pine have all increased.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (293763) taken by Reed W. Bailey in 1934; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 1, 2004 - - Photo No. 5358-23. Original photograph held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection (Box 5), Salt Lake City, UT.
Wet Meadow, Riparian, Pinyon, Juniper, Conifer
South West: Section 29, Range 6 West, Township 40 South; UTM 362220 E, 4139700 N; elevation 6,770 ft.