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Red Valley

1961

2005

Description:

Plate 1166X. Red Valley 1961 – 2005 Viewed southeast in Red Valley. The area was heavily grazed by cattle in 1961 and 2005. Conifers, primarily spruce and Douglas fir, have increased, while aspen has declined. Aspen has failed to regenerate due to repeated ungulate browsing (Kay and Bartos 2000). The road seen in the 1961 image is now passable only to ATV’s.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by Foyer Olsen on September 14, 1961; retake by Charles E. Kay on September 27, 2005 - - Photo No. 5574-33. Original photographs, negatives, and narrative reports held in the range files on the Cedar City Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Aspen

Location:

South West: Section 2, Range 8 West, Township 37 South; UTM 349650 E, 4265150 N; elevation 9,260 ft.

January 2018