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Navajo Lake




Plate 640X. Navajo Lake 1941 – 2004 Viewed west near the upper end of Navajo Lake. The area is no longer grazed by livestock, as it is part of a major recreation complex around Navajo Lake. Aspen has successfully regenerated and clones have expanded because ungulate herbivory has been reduced. Hidden in the trees beyond the aspen are 30 to 40 summer homes, which has limited use by mule deer and elk. This, along with the elimination of livestock, has allowed aspen to regenerate and clones to expand (Kay and Bartos 2000) - - a rarity on the Dixie National Forest. Spruce has increased below the aspen. The conifers above the aspen are primarily Douglas fir and spruce.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph taken in September 1941; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 11, 2004 - - Photo No. 5391-32A. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Aspen


South West: Section 12, Range 9 West, Township 38 South; UTM 340400 E, 4154200 N; elevation 9,050 ft.

January 2018