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SEP19481 1948 1

Photo Archive No. 289.1.1948

A48-251. Photo station 289, pasture #2, looking northeast. Few very scattered small clumps Agl, Adi. Very poor growth. Few annuals.

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JUL19871 JUL 1987 1

Photo Archive No. 289.1.1987.07

PS 289. Azimuth 70. July 8, 1987. RFB. Canon AE-1 35mm camera. 35mm WA lens. Robert F. Buttery.

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APR20001 APR 2000 1

Photo Archive No. 289.1.2000.04

PS 289. April 10, 2000, 11:30 a.m. Facing east. Azimuth 70. Pasture 2S. Plus X, ASA 125 film. 35mm lens focal length. No witness; replaced with painted rebar; approximately 15 ft. north of road. Mesquites alive; Haplopappus tenuisectus, Bouteloua eriopoda, Eragrostis lehmanniana; Celtis pallida under big mesquite. M. McClaran.

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289_1_2007_03 MAR 2007 1

Photo Archive No. 289.1.2007.03

PS. 289. 28 March 2007. Facing east, Azimuth 70. Pasture 2SW. Elevation 1071 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. No witness, painted rebar present, and camera location is in Road 411, 5 m south or rebar. This matches 1948 photograph. Also photograph taken from bed of truck to match 1948 perspective. Road 411 in bottom right of 2007 photo. Mesquite alive, graythorn present, about 50% burroweed dead. Dense tall shrubs are mostly Celtis, and one catclaw right midground. Boer’s lovegrass dominant, other grasses find threeawns and Bouteloua aristidoides. Compared to 2000, less grass, burroweed and cholla now. M. McClaran photographer, A. Nafus assistant.

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289_1_2012_03 MAR 2012 1

Photo Archive No. 289.1.2012.03

PS. 289. 14 March 2012; 3:01 PM. Facing east, Azimuth 70. Pasture 2SW. Elevation 1060 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Mark II Digital Camera. No witness, painted rebar present, and camera location is in Road 411, 5 m south of rebar. This matches 1948 photograph. Also photograph taken from bed of truck to match 1948 perspective. Road 411 in bottom right of photo. Mesquite alive and some leaves from 2011 green. Desert hackberry in distance. New burroweed plants. Dense tall shrubs are mostly Celtis, and one catclaw right midground. Boer’s lovegrass dominant, other grasses find threeawns and Bouteloua aristidoides, cottontop under mesquite and bush muhly near desert hackberry. Compared to 2007, more annual grasses, less Boers lovegrass; more burroweed and cholla; and smaller mesquite plants are larger M. McClaran photographer, A. Dalke and K. Hawkes assistants.

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SEP19480 1948 2

Photo Archive No. 289.2.1948

A48-250. Photo station 289, pasture #2, looking northwest. Few very scattered small clumps Agl, Adi, very poor growth. Few annuals.

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JUL19870 JUL 1987 2

Photo Archive No. 289.2.1987.07

PS 289. Azimuth 320. July 8, 1987. RFB. Canon AE-1 35mm camera. 35mm WA lens. Robert F. Buttery.

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APR20002 APR 2000 2

Photo Archive No. 289.2.2000.04

PS 289. April 10, 2000, 11:30 a.m. Facing northwest. Azimuth 320. Pasture 2S. Plus X, ASA 125 film. 35mm lens focal length. No witness; replaced with painted rebar; approximately 15 ft. north of road. Mesquites alive; Bouteloua eriopoda, Eragrostis lehmanniana, Haplopappus tenuisectus. M. McClaran.

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2007_2_2007_03 MAR 2007 2

Photo Archive No. 289.2.2007.03

PS. 289. 28 March 2007. Facing northwest, Azimuth 320. Pasture 2SW. Elevation 1071 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. No witness, painted rebar present, and camera location is in Road 411, 5 m south or rebar. This matches 1948 photograph. Also photograph taken from bed of truck to match 1948 perspective. Mesquite alive, graythorn present, about 50% burroweed dead. Dense tall shrubs are mostly Celtis, and one catclaw distant center. Boer’s lovegrass dominant, other grasses find threeawns and Bouteloua aristidoides. Barrel and cholla cacti. Compared to 2000, less grass and burroweed now. M. McClaran photographer, A. Nafus assistant.

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2007_2_2012_03 MAR 2012 2

Photo Archive No. 289.2.2012.03

PS. 289. 14 March 2012, 2:57 PM. Facing northwest, Azimuth 320. Pasture 2SW. Elevation 1060 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Mark II Digital Camera. No witness, painted rebar present, and camera location is in Road 411, 5 m south or rebar. This matches 1948 photograph. Also photograph taken from bed of truck to match 1948 perspective. Mesquite alive and some green leaves from 2011 are present. New burroweed plants present. Dense tall shrubs are mostly desert hackberry, and one catclaw distant center under mesquite. Boer’s lovegrass dominant, other grasses find threeawns, cottontop in open and bush muhly under shrubs; also present are many annual grama plants. Barrel and cholla cacti. Compared to 2007, less annual grass; more small burroweed plants. M. McClaran photographer, A. Dalke and K. Hawkes assistants.

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