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Bears Ears From The East




BEARS EARS FROM THE EAST This westwardly view of the Bears Ears was taken about .4 mile southeast of the junction of South Long Point and main forest access roads. The site is within the Manit-LaSal National Forest. A similar photo comparison appeared in the Forest Service publication, Vegetation Changes on the Manit-LaSal National Forest, published in 1995. Deep loam. The average annual precipitation ranges from 16 to 20 inches. Favorable soil conditions and precipitation levels at this site are conducive to vegetation and soil surface improvements. This site was mechanically treated and seeded sometime after 1953. Improved plant densities and ground cover are evident by comparing the two photographs. Plant species present include smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, bluegrass species, thickspike wheatgrass, letterman needlegrass, woods rose, yarrow, gambel oak and sagebrush. Conifers on the background mesa have increased with a corresponding decrease in the aspen community at the lower right slope.

Photo Information:

Photograph Number: Thomas No. 6 Original: Date: July 21, 1953 (- A) Photographer: Julian Thomas Source: U.S. Forest Service, Price, Utah Retake: Date: July 30, 1998 (- B) Photographer: Earl Hindley Source: San Juan County

Vegetative Community:



San Juan: SW1/4NE1/4 Section 29 T.36S., R.19E.

January 2018