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Dry Valley

1957

2005

Description:

Plate 1007X. Dry Valley 1957 – 2005 Viewed west to the steel post that marks the start of the Dry Valley Parker Three-Step Transect south of Panguitch Lake. The meadow has not been treated and is mostly needle and thread, Stipa spp., Poa spp., Kentucky bluegrass, western wheatgrass, and snakeweed. The meadow, which was not grazed by livestock when visited in 2005, is dotted with mima mounds. The deeper soils on the mima mounds support silver sage and green rabbitbrush. In the distance, ponderosa pine, juniper, and other conifers have increased, while aspen has declined.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken on July 31, 1957; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 2, 2005 - - Photo No. 5506-2A. 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, Sagebrush, Conifer, Juniper, Aspen

Location:

South West: Section 30, Range 7 West, Township 36 South; UTM of transect starting point 352450 E, 4160100 N; elevation 8,460 ft.

January 2018