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Podunk Creek





Plate 245X. Podunk Creek 1960 - 1961 - 2003 Viewed southeast up Podunk Creek. The 1960 image was made before the area was contour-trenched and reseeded to control erosion, while the 1961 photograph was taken shortly after the area was treated by the Forest Service. Today, spruce, juniper, and limber pine have increased, but aspen has declined. The low-growing shrubs are rubber rabbitbrush. The planted grasses are mostly smooth brome, intermediate wheatgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass. The area had not been grazed by livestock in 2003. Retakes were also made from the same camera station by the Forest Service in 1988 and 2000.

Photo Information:

Original U.S. Forest Service photographs (unnumbered) taken in June 1960 and August 1961; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 4, 2003 - - Photo No. 5208-35. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Aspen, Dry Meadow


South West: Section 13, Range 4½ West, Township 38 South; UTM 385900E, 4150250N; elevation 8,130 ft.

January 2018