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Plate 323. FOOTHILLS NORTHWEST OF RICHFIELD, UTAH 1959-2001 Plates 323 to 328 form a panorama from west to east in the foothills northwest of Richfield, Utah. Plate 323 is viewed southwest. Judging by the sign that was present, this area has not been grazed by cattle for many years. Instead, the area appears to be mule deer winter range. Pinyon and juniper have increased, as has black sage (Artemisia nova). Green rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus vicidiflorus), Mormon tea (Ephedra spp.), and four-winged saltbrush (Atriplex canescens) are also present, as is birch-leaf mountain mahogany on the steeper slopes. Indian rice grass (Oryzopis hymenoides), needle and thread, and blue bunch wheatgrass (Agropyron spicatum) appear to have declined. Note the horse in the original - - photo left-center edge.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photo by L. Glen Quigley on April 1, 1959; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 13, 2001 - - Photo No. 4874-13; Original photo (85-6) held by Fillmore Ranger District, Fillmore, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Sagebrush, Mountain Brush


South Central: Section 14, Range 3 W, Township 23 S; UTM 404500 E, 4295500 N; elevation 6,480 ft.

January 2018