Plate 704X. Grass Valley 1959 – 1959 – 2004 Viewed north across Grass Valley. The area had been root-plowed and reseeded with crested wheatgrass to improve range conditions during the early 1950’s. The first photo was taken in late June before the area was grazed by cattle, while the second photo was taken three weeks later after utilization on crested wheatgrass reached 75%. Today, however, mountain big sage has begun to reinvade the seeding. Pinyon and juniper have increased in the distance.
U.S. Forest Service photographs (unnumbered) taken by W.D. Haws on June 26, 1959 and July 17, 1959; retake by Darrell McMahon on July 28, 2004 - - Photo No. DM-26-19A. Original photographs, negatives, and narrative reports held in the range files on the St. George Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, St. George, UT.
Sagebrush, Dry Meadow, Pinyon, Juniper
South West: Section 36, Range 15 West, Township 38 South; UTM 279983 E, 4146567 N; elevation 6,924 ft.