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Kolob Creek




Plate 1311X. Kolob Creek 1933 – 2005 Viewed south down the head of Kolob Creek on Cedar Mountain. The road has been improved. The area is not as heavily grazed today as it was in the past, and accordingly, soil erosion has declined. The taller shrubs in the 1933 image are elderberry, which has declined. Mountain brome, slender wheatgrass, and Letterman needlegrass, however, have increased. Most of the lower-growing shrubs are snowberry, which appear to have increased. These private rangelands have historically been grazed by domestic sheep. Aspen in the distance has not successfully regenerated in many years due to excessive ungulate herbivory (Ohms 2003).

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (293814) taken by Reed W. Bailey in 1933; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 12, 2006 - - Photo No. 5683-23A. Original photograph held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection (Box 7), Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Aspen, Dry Meadow


South West: Section 19, Range 10 West, Township 38 South; UTM 321200 E, 4151350 N; elevation 9,160 ft.

January 2018