Plate 710X. Pinto Ridge 1962 – 2004 In 1962 one pellet group transect and one utilization transect were established on Pinto Ridge, between Pinto Creek and Mountain Meadow, to monitor range conditions. Plate 710x is viewed southwest along the utilization transect. Pinyon and juniper have increased as have cliff rose, Utah serviceberry, and mountain big sage. The area is an important mule deer winter range and the site is also heavily grazed by cattle. Browse plants show heavy utilization.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by Ivan R. Thornton on November 9, 1962; retake by Darrell McMahon on July 29, 2004 - - Photo No. DM-32-16. Original photographs, negatives, and narrative reports held in the range files on the St. George Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, St. George, UT.
Mountain Brush, Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper
South West: Section 5, Range 15 West, Township 38 South; UTM 273531 E, 4156198 N; elevation 6,558 ft.