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Johns Valley




Plate 200X. Johns Valley 1966 - 2003 Viewed north down Johns Valley from lower Rock Creek bench. The helicopter in the original was spraying herbicide to kill black sage and mountain big sagebrush. The area was subsequently reseeded with crested wheatgrass. Despite these treatments, sagebrush appears more abundant today than it was in 1966. Native grasses, such as blue gramma and needle and thread are also present. Pinyon and juniper have increased. Rubber rabbitbrush dominates the low areas in the valley across lower Cherry Creek bench.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by Reed Thomson on May 14, 1966; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 18, 2003 - - Photo No. 5191-35. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 30, Range 2 West, Township 33 South; UTM 408500E, 4195900N; elevation 7,360 ft.

January 2018