Plate 961X. Assay Bench 1967 – 2005 Viewed northeast along line one of the Parker Three-Step Transect outside the Assay Bench exclosure - - see Plates 959x and 960x. The area in the foreground has not been treated and is dominated by mountain big sage, bitterbrush, needle and thread, Stipa spp., and Poa spp., all native species. The few taller shrubs are Utah serviceberry and currants. The area is grazed by cattle, elk, and deer. Pinyon, juniper, and ponderosa pine have increased in the distance - - except on parts of the ridge that were overrun by the Unita Flats Wildfire in 1989 (photo upper-center).
U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by Jerry Green on September 21, 1967; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 30, 2005 - - Photo No. 5490-8A. Original photographs, negatives, and narrative reports held in the range files on the Cedar City Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Cedar City, UT.
Sagebrush, Mountain Brush, Pinyon, Juniper, Conifer
South West: Section 31, Range 6 West, Township 37 South; UTM of the exclosure 361800 E, 4156600 N; elevation 7,920 ft.