Plate 531X. Long Valley 1931 – 2004 Viewed north up the East Fork of the Virgin River in Long Valley about one half-mile below McDonald Canyon. The initial image was taken to document the headwall erosion that was occurring in 1931. Since then, willows have increased and streambank erosion has stopped - - despite yearly grazing by cattle on this private pastureland. Pinyon, juniper, and ponderosa pine have increased in the distance.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (264942) taken by Reed W. Bailey in 1931; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 30, 2004 - - Photo No. 5353-26A. Original photograph held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection (Box 5), Salt Lake City, UT.
Riparian, Pinyon, Juniper, Conifer
South West: Section 29, Range 6 West, Township 39 South; UTM 362200 E, 4139600 N; elevation 6,760 ft.