Canyonlands National Park - Aliss Sheep Canyon - Island in the Sky District

This area of Island in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park on the road out to Grand View Point was once used to graze sheep. Go to Photo Collection

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Description This was a working sheep camp in Canyonlands in 1966. The grass is sparse and the soil is heavily disturbed here. Horses graze near the ridge, and pinyon are chopped for firewood.
Date 1966
Photographer Follows, D.
Photo Source NPS - SEUG

Description Little sign remains of the sheep camp present in the 1960s, except for a few fenceposts. The soil shows signs of erosion from the intensive livestock use, but native grasses and soil biocrust are returning to the scene.
Date 2013-08-25
Photographer Lemke, W.
Photo Source USGS

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