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Shiver Creek




Plate 1309X. Shiver Creek 1933 – 2005 Viewed northwest across the head of Shiver Creek on Cedar Mountain. Pine Spring Knoll (10,023 ft) is on the center skyline. The wooden rail fences have been replaced with woven-wire, drop fences. Each fall the fences are let-down so that they will not be crushed by snow. Then the fences are set back up in early summer before livestock are brought to the mountain. The foreground is now snowberry, while the taller shrubs are currants. As domestic sheep use has declined, snowberry has increased. Aspen, however, has not successfully regenerated in many years due to excessive ungulate herbivory (Ohms 2003). These private rangelands are grazed primarily by domestic sheep.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (293812) taken by Reed W. Bailey in 1933; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 12, 2006 - - Photo No. 5683-17A. Original photograph held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection (Box 7), Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Aspen, Dry Meadow


South West: Section 18, Range 10 West, Township 38 South; UTM 320800 E, 4152350 N; elevation 9,300 ft.

January 2018