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Long Valley




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.

Photo Information:

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.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Pinyon, Juniper, Conifer


South West: Section 29, Range 6 West, Township 39 South; UTM 362200 E, 4139600 N; elevation 6,760 ft.

January 2018