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Sheep Creek Flat

1964

2004

Description:

Plate 407X. Sheep Creek Flat 1964 – 2004 Viewed southeast across Sheep Creek Flat. The bottom-land was root-plowed and reseeded with crested wheatgrass during the late 1950’s, while the more distant hillside was chained to eliminate pinyon and juniper. Few shrubs have invaded the wheatgrass planting, but in the distance pinyon, juniper, oakbrush, mountain big sage, Utah serviceberry, bitterbrush, and birchleaf mountain mahogany have all increased despite the earlier treatment.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph taken by G. Glade Quiter in 1964; retake by Charles E. Kay on May 9, 2004 - - Photo No. 5290-12. Original photograph held in the range files on the Panguitch Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Panguitch, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Oakbrush, Sagebrush, Mountain Brush

Location:

South West: Section 30, Range 3 West, Township 37 South; UTM 397500 E, 4156700 N; elevation 6,820 ft.

January 2018