General Description: This site is adjacent to the left fork of Vega Creek at Maverick Point on the Manti-LaSal National Forest. The view is northwest.
Soils: Deep sandy loam
Precipitation: Average annual precipitation ranges from 20 to 24 inches
Legal Description: NE1/4SW1/4 Section 8 T.34S., R.21E.
COMPARISON: Plant density, vigor and ground cover have all increased at this site since 1957 and have combined to begin stabilization of both the upland and small riparian zone. The channel bottom is beginning to heal with the establishment of Baltic rush. Banks have evolved back to lesser anglesand are now being vegetated by smooth brome, and blue grasses. Rills and growing gullies visible in the foreground in 1957 have vegetated over and surface flows are diminishing. The area is not fully repaired but the improvement is obvious. Aspen trees at the right of the 1957 image have died, but the aspen clone at the left center has expanded since the original photograph.
Date: 1957 (- A)
Photographer: Kimball T. Harper
Source: U.S. Forest Service, Price, Utah
Photograph Number: Harper No. 1
Date: July 29, 1998 (- B)
Photographer: Earl Hindley
Source: San Juan County