Plate 987X. Ikes Valley 1952 – 1958 – 1963 – 2005 Viewed north along line two of the Parker Three-Step Transect at the head of Ikes Valley - - this is approximately 400 yards west of the reservoir seen in Plates 985x and 986x. The area in the foreground has been treated and is mostly smooth brome and Kentucky bluegrass with some native needle and thread. Juniper and ponderosa pine have increased. The most common shrubs are currant, bitterbrush, and green rabbitbrush. The site was actively being grazed by sheep in 2005. Some ponderosa pine and juniper were killed on the top of the distant ridge by a prescribed burn.
U.S. Forest Service photographs (unnumbered) taken on July 18, 1952, September 4, 1958, and August 27, 1963; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 31, 2005 - - Photo No. 5497-15. Original photographs, negatives, and narrative reports held in the range files on the Cedar City Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Cedar City, UT.
Dry Meadow, Juniper, Conifer
South West: Section 20, Range 6 West, Township 38 South; UTM 362800 E, 4151100 N; elevation 7,800 ft.