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Mud Spring Bench




Plate 130X. Mud Spring Bench ca. 1950-2003 Viewed north on Mud Spring Bench with Casto Peak (9,580 ft.) in the distance. Sagebrush in the original image was being root-plowed prior to reseeding with crested wheatgrass. Despite that treatment, sagebrush has returned. Pinyon and juniper have also increased.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken ca. 1950; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 23, 2003 - - Photo No. 5164-33. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 9, Range 4 West, Township 35 South; UTM 392050 E, 4180800 N; elevation 8,080 ft.

January 2018