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Blowhard Flat

1952

1957

2005

Description:

Plate 1093X. Blowhard Flat 1952 – 1957 – 2005 Viewed north along line two of the Parker Three-Step Transect on Blowhard Flat. The area has not been treated and is mostly Stipa spp., other native grasses, and forbs - - including alpine timothy, yarrow, tall larkspur, aster, and Senecio spp. Many spruce on the far ridge were recently killed by insects and disease. The area is grazed yearly by domestic sheep, but had not yet been grazed when the 2005 retake was made. This area is just south of Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photographs (unnumbered) taken on July 17, 1952 and July 31, 1957; retake by Charles E. Kay on September 1, 2005 - - Photo No. 5539-22. Original photographs, negatives, and narrative reports held in the range files on the Cedar City Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Dry Meadow, Conifer

Location:

South West: Section 14, Range 9 West, Township 37 South; UTM of the transect starting point 337100 E, 4163000 N; elevation 10,280 ft.

January 2018