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Showalter Bench




Plate 179X. Showalter Bench 1951 - 2003 Viewed west-northwest to Casto Peak (9,580 ft.). The foreground in the original photograph had just been treated with a case cornstalk shredder to eliminate sagebrush. The area was subsequently sprayed with 2, 4-D and 2, 4, 5-T to kill rabbitbrush prior to being reseeded with crested wheatgrass. Today, rubber rabbitbrush has returned and sagebrush is also slowly reinvading the site. Pinyon and juniper have increased in the distance.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (472771) taken by T.A. Phillips in May 1951; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 14, 2003 - - Photo No. 5184-32. Original photograph held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection (Box 15), Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 1, Range 4 West, Township 35 South; UTM 396350E, 4182200N; elevation 7,940 ft.

January 2018