Reclamation work on Rocky Ridge. Dozer removes Pinion Juniper
trees to improve forage conditions on range.
Photo taken 1936.
Storage ponds are necessary on many ranches to provide water for
livestock during winter months.
Photo taken December 9, 1937.
Gully and furrow seeding work near Moab. Heavy truck chains
(left) were used to cover seed in washes, trails and other places where
farm machinery could not be used. August 20, 1939. Contour furrow
seeding (right) was accomplished by means of a slightly altered Hudson #
608 Roto Power duster. For shallow covering of the seed in the loose
soil, a sagebrush branch is dragged through the furrow by the operator.
Photo taken 1938.
Photographer Mr. Flory.
Gully erosion (top) from lack of vegetation caused by smelter
flume poisoning near Garfield, Utah. August 11, 1937. Photographer Mr.
Starr. Bottom photo shows results of treatment to the area by SCS as
part of an erosion control demonstration project. Note the terraces of
wheat grass planted in contours in the background.
Photo taken September, 1945.
Photographer V.A. Surface.
Strip cropping demonstration on a dry farm wheat field in Morgan
County. The field day demonstration on the Weber River Project shows a
dry farm wheat field on the contour with alternate buffer strips and
Photo taken August 5, 1939.
Photographer G.C. McClure.
Earthen Terraces showing results of reseeding with Rye on the
West exposure of the Upper Willard Basin, Box Elder County. Severely
overgrazed by sheep in past years, these terraces were planted in early
November of 1936. The Rye is to act as a nurse drop for Smooth Brome and
other perennial grasses.