The area in front of you was dramatically altered by a flood in 1965. The native vegetation was buried under rock, gravel and silt, and is slow to regenerate. More aggressive non-native plants can colonize disturbed areas very quickly, depriving native species the much needed moisture and nutrients to re-establish themselves.
The loss of native plant species can rapidly escalate into the loss of mammals, birds, amphibians and insects that were dependent on them. The National Park Service, with the help of volunteers, is working to recreate the natural ecosystem by removing exotic plants and planting native species.
Native Species: An interdependent community of plants and animals that have evolved over time to specific soil, moisture, and temperature conditions. Interacting in a balanced manner, native species provide stability and diversity to an ecosystem, giving it greater resilience to pests and changing conditions.
Non-Native: Sometimes called "weeds," non- native plant species produce abundant seeds, and cover disturbed areas swiftly. Many release chemicals into the
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
Location. 40° 26.608′ N, 111° 42.584′ W. Marker is near Cedar Hills, Utah, in Utah County. Marker can be reached from Utah Route 92. The marker is located on the Canyon Nature Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasant Grove UT 84062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Upper American Fork Hydroelectric Power Plant (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle Creek (approx. 5.6 miles away); Old Pleasant Grove Fort (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Old Pleasant Grove Fort (approx. 5.7 miles away); Pioneer Relic Hall (approx. 5.8 miles away); Pioneer Flour Mill (approx. 5.8 miles away); Jeppa and Anna Nelson Granary (approx. 5.8 miles away); Site of the First Settlement of Pleasant Grove (approx. 5.8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.