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Racer Canyon

1963

2004

Description:

Plate 745X. Racer Canyon 1963 – 2004 The Forest Service established four Parker Three-Step Transects and two pellet group transects inside and outside the three-part exclosure at the head of Racer Canyon in 1963 to monitor range conditions. Pinyon, juniper, and mountain brush increased on all transects but the entire area was overrun by a high-intensity wildfire one week before the original photographs were repeated. Plate 745x is viewed east at the first pellet group transect, which is located outside the exclosure.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by Ivan Thornton on September 6, 1963; retake by Darrell McMahon on August 6, 2004 - - Photo No. DM-46-17. Original photographs, negatives, and narrative reports held in the range files on the St. George Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, St. George, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Mountain Brush

Location:

South West: Section 24, Range 18 West, Township 38 South; UTM 250305 E, 4151094 N; elevation 5,862 ft.

January 2018