East Pass Reseeding
Plate 1066X. East Pass Reseeding 1957 – 2005 Viewed south-southwest along two of the Parker Three-Step Transect on lower Pass Creek. The area in the foreground was root-plowed and reseeded with crested wheatgrass a few years prior to when the 1957 image was made. Rubber rabbitbrush, green rabbitbrush and three-tipped sage have begun to invade the site, but the seeding is still largely intact despite yearly livestock grazing, which, at times, has been heavy - - see Plates 1062x and 1063x. Pinyon, juniper, and ponsderosa pine have increased in the distance. The area was actively being grazed by cattle in 2005. The original negative is out-of-focus.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken on August 6, 1957; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 7, 2005 - - Photo No. 5528-17A. 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, Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper, Conifer
South West: Section 8, Range 6 West, Township 36 South; UTM 363150 E, 4173500 N; elevation 7,880 ft.