This report, contracted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) describes a vegetation-monitoring trip that was conducted on May 9-12, 2022, by John Leary (RiversEdge West) and Wally Macfarlane (Utah State University) from Bonanza Bridge to Asphalt Wash and a subsequent vegetation data analysis. The vegetation-monitoring trip and analysis evaluated the effectiveness of prior non-native vegetation removal efforts and established the baseline condition for planned upcoming treatments. To our knowledge, this is the first monitoring data collected on non-native vegetation treatments since the treatments began in 2015. Therefore, the purpose of this report is to provide a landscape-scale snapshot of current riparian vegetation conditions, determine the effectiveness of previous treatment efforts, and inform future monitoring and treatment actions.
Macfarlane, W.W., Leary, J., Rasmussen, C. and Smith, A. 2022. White River Habitat Improvement Phase 7 (Project Id: 5717): 2022 Vegetation Treatment Monitoring. Prepared for Utah Department of Wildlife Resources. Utah State University, Ecogeomorphology & Topographic Analysis Lab. Logan, UT. 28 Pages.