Plate 1042X. Haycock Creek 1957 – 2005 Viewed southeast to the starting point of the Haycock Creek Parker Three-Step Transect north of Panguitch Lake. The photopoint is located on the upland area between Ipson Creek on the west and Haycock Creek on the east. Cooper Knoll (9,015 ft.) is on the skyline. The area was root-plowed and reseeded to crested wheatgrass a few years before the original image was made. Today the seeding has been invaded by three-tipped sage with mountain big sage on the hillsides. An exclosure has been built to the east of the transect, and sagebrush has also invaded that ungrazed site. Juniper and ponderosa pine have increased in the distance, while aspen has declined - - except on the rocky hillside directly above the steel fence post, which marks the start of the transect. A new power line has been built to service the growing summer home community at Beaver Dam on Ipson Creek. Native needle and thread is also present.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken in 1957; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 6, 2005 - - Photo No. 5521-15A. 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, Juniper, Conifer
South West: Section 28, Range 7 West, Township 35 South; UTM 355800 E, 4177350 N; elevation 8,400 ft.