The purpose of this study is to evaluate ecological changes throughout San Juan County, Utah by comparing old or historic photographs dating from the late 1800’s to as recent as the mid 1970’s with contemporary photographic images. There are wide differences of opinion as to historic vegetation and stream conditions as compared to the present. The use of repeat photography is a useful tool in making comparisons between early landscapes and present conditions. Even though quantification is not always possible, a series of repeat photographs all showing similar conditions and trends is compelling.
Please click on the links below to access individual photo study areas:
9. Comb Wash 2 (below Road Canyon)
10. Comb Wash 3 (near Snake Canyon)
11. Cooley Gulch
12. Cow Canyon