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Sheep Creek Flat

1960

2004

Description:

Plate 406X. Sheep Creek Flat 1960 – 2004 Viewed northeast across Sheep Creek Flat. In the distance are Powell Point (10,188 ft. - - photo center-left edge) and Canaan Peak (9,293 ft. - - photo center). The open areas in the original photograph were root-plowed and reseeded with crested wheatgrass a year or two before that image was made. Nevertheless, mountain big sagebrush, pinyon and juniper have all increased. Birchleaf mountain mahogany is also present. There was some old cattle sign, but livestock had not grazed the area in 2004. Mule deer use was very light and there was no elk sign.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph taken by O.L. Daniels in 1960; retake by Charles E. Kay on May 9, 2004 - - Photo No. 5290-5. Original photograph held in the range files on the Panguitch Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Panguitch, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper, Mountain Brush

Location:

South West: Section 30, Range 3 West, Township 37 South; UTM 398300 E, 4156800 N; elevation 6,760 ft.

January 2018