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Delong Flat

1957

2005

Description:

Plate 1136X. Delong Flat 1957 – 2005 Viewed northwest along line one of the Parker Three-Step Transect in Delong Flat northeast of Sidney Valley. The meadow has not been treated and is mostly native Stipa spp., Poa spp., squirreltail, and mountain brome (Bromus carinatus). Aspen has declined, while spruce has increased. Many of the older spruce, though, were recently killed by insects and disease. The meadow appears more vegetated today than in the past despite yearly grazing by livestock.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken on September 16, 1957; retake by Charles E. Kay on September 5, 2005 - - Photo No. 5562-10A. Original photographs, negatives, and narrative reports held in the range files on the Cedar City Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Dry Meadow, Aspen, Conifer

Location:

South West: Section 8, Range 8 West, Township 36 South; UTM 344500 E, 4173800 N; elevation 10,460 ft.

January 2018