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East Pass Reseeding

1957

2005

Description:

Plate 1064X. East Pass Reseeding 1957 – 2005 Viewed north from the starting point of the Parker Three-Step Transect on lower Pass Creek. The area in the foreground was root-plowed and reseeded with crested wheatgrass a few years prior to when the 1957 image was made. Rubber rabbitbrush, green rabbitbrush and three-tipped sage have begun to invade the site, but the seeding is still largely intact despite yearly livestock grazing, which, at times, has been heavy - - see Plates 1062x and 1063x. Pinyon, juniper, and ponsderosa pine have increased in the distance. The area was actively being grazed by cattle in 2005.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken on August 6, 1957; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 7, 2005 - - Photo No. 5529-9A. 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, Pinyon, Juniper, Conifer

Location:

South West: Section 8, Range 6 West, Township 36 South; UTM 363150 E, 4173500 N; elevation 7,880 ft.

January 2018