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Escalante River




Plate 51X. Escalante River 1964-2002 Viewed north from the Escalante River overlook on Utah Highway 12. Note how little woody riparian vegetation there was in 1964 and how conditions have improved with proper range management. Most of the plants are cottonwood and willows. Very little tamarisk is present. Pinyon and juniper have increased ever so slightly.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph 510636 taken by Leland Pruter in August 1964; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 10, 2002 - - Photo No. 4970-34. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:



South West: Section 12, Range 4 East, Township 35 South; UTM 462900E, 4180400N; elevation 5,550 ft.

January 2018