Plate 749X. 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 749x is viewed east at the start of the fourth Parker Three-Step Transect, which is located in the cattle exclusion, or deer use only, part of the exclosure.
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-46-36. Original photographs, negatives, and narrative reports held in the range files on the St. George Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, St. George, UT.
Pinyon, Juniper, Mountain Brush
South West: Section 24, Range 18 West, Township 38 South; UTM 250284 E, 4151180 N; elevation 5,842 ft.