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Mammoth Creek

1957

2005

Description:

Plate 993X. Mammoth Creek 1957 – 2005 Viewed southeast from the starting point on the Mammoth Creek Parker Three-Step Transect - - see Plates 991x and 992x. The 1957 photograph was taken after the area had been root-plowed and reseeded by the Forest Service to improve range conditions. The area is mostly crested and intermediate wheatgrass with some native Stipa spp. The seeding has been invaded by juniper, mountain big sage, bitterbrush, and green rabbitbrush. Ponderosa pine, pinyon, and juniper have increased in the distance. The vehicle in the original image is on the Mammoth Creek road. Mammoth Ridge (8,050 ft.) is in the distance and was partly burned by the Unita Flat Wildfire in 1989. The private ground along the creek has been subdivided.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken on August 28, 1957; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 8, 2005 - - Photo No. 5499-10. 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, Juniper, Sagebrush, Mountain Brush, Conifer, Pinyon

Location:

South West: Section 4, Range 6 West, Township 37 South; UTM 364750 E, 4164900 N; elevation 7,480 ft.

January 2018