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Tantalus Flat




Plate 3X. Tantalus Flat 1965-2002 Viewed northeast across Sheets Draw on the lower eastside of Boulder Mountain. Note the helicopter in the original spraying herbicide to kill the woody plants. Despite that treatment, big sage and rubber rabbitbrush appear more abundant in the retake. There has also been a slight increase in pinyon and juniper on the distant hillside. The site was heavily grazed by cattle in 2002 and grasses appear to have declined. That, thought, may be due, in part, to the extended drought.

Photo Information:

Original photograph by the U.S. Forest Service (unnumbered) in May 1965; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 5, 2002 - - Photo No. 4930-34. Original photo held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 2, Range 6 East, Township 31 South; UTM 481350E, 4220980N; elevation 6,510 ft.

January 2018