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Reid Ranch Reseeding

1949

2003

Description:

Plate 181X. Reid Ranch Reseeding 1949 - 2003 Viewed northwest on Showalter Bench to Casto Peak (9,580 ft.). This area was root-plowed and reseeded by the Forest Service in 1946 to improve range condition. By 1949, a dense stand of grass, mostly crested wheat, had been established. Today, pasture fences have been realigned and a two-track road added. Sagebrush and rubber rabbitbrush have increased. This was part of the Pines Reseeding Project. Juniper and ponderosa pine have increased, despite repeated logging of the latter. Both sides of the fence were grazed by cattle and domestic sheep in 2003.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken in 1949; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 14, 2003 - - Photo No. 5186-7. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush, Juniper, Conifer

Location:

South West: Section 17, Range 3 West, Township 35 South; UTM 399250E, 4179550N; elevation 7,665 ft.

January 2018