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Jim Hatch Reseeding Rock Canyon




Plate 1058X. Jim Hatch Reseeding Rock Canyon 1957 – 2005 Viewed south to the start of the Parker Three-Step Transect in the Jim Hatch Reseeding. The steel fence post seen in the 1957 image has been removed but all the other steel stakes were still present in 2005. The site was actively being grazed by cattle when the retake was made. The area was root-plowed and reseeded with crested wheatgrass prior to the initial photograph, but today has been reinvaded by three-tipped sage and snakeweed. Mountain big sage and rubber rabbitbrush are also present. Pinyon, juniper, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and spruce have increased in the distance.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken on August 6, 1957; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 7, 2005 - - Photo No. 5526-23. 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


South West: Section 16, Range 6 West, Township 36 South; UTM 365800 E, 4171350 N; elevation 7,580 ft.

January 2018