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Pleasant Creek Meadow




Plate 79X. Pleasant Creek Meadow 1951-2002 Viewed west-southwest across Pleasant Creek Meadow on the Aquarius Plateau (a.k.a. Boulder Top). The stream was dry in 2002 due to the extended drought. The meadow was also heavily grazed by cattle in 2002, a few of which are visible in the retake. Note how little the streams banks have changed since the original photo. Conifers, primarily spruce, have increased despite the fact that much of the area was selectively logged in the past - - judging by the old stumps that are present. There are fewer standing dead trees today than there were in 1951.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken on August 16, 1951; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 13, 2002 - - Photo No. 4985-18. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Wet Meadow, Conifer


South West: Section 19, Range 5 East, Township 31 South; UTM 463300E, 4215900N; elevation 10,700 ft.

January 2018