Plate 1479X. Pine Park 1941 – 2007 Viewed northeast to Pine Park in the Pine Valley Mountains near the Utah-Nevada border. Woody vegetation now blocks the original camera station, so the retake was made from the nearest open area. Ponderosa pine, pinyon, and juniper have increased, as have willows along the creek that originates at Pine Park Spring. Oakbrush and Utah serviceberry have also increased. After the initial image was made, the Forest Service built a road into the area, as well as a small campground in Pine Park. The road has since washed out and the campground abandoned because of high rates of erosion due to the area’s underlying geology - -volcanic welded tuff.
Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by Forest Supervisor Bentenson on May 13, 1941; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 20, 2007 - - Photo No. 5827-8. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.
Conifer, Pinyon, Juniper, Riparian, Mountain Brush
South West: Section 31, Range 19 West, Township 37 South; UTM 762929 E, 4156910 N; elevation 5,559 ft.