Arches National Park - Turret Arch

Turret Arch is one of the many Entrada sandstone arches within the Windows Section of Arches National Park. Go to Photo Collection

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National Archives
Description The vegetation near Turret Arch is largely blackbrush with a few ephedra and juniper near the base.
Date 1938
Photographer McColm
Photo Source National Archives

Description Most of the juniper at the base of Turret Arch have many dead branches. Blackbrush dots the foreground. The mounds of soil at the bases of the blackbrush indicates local soil erosion.
Date 2006-06-12
Photographer Schelz, Charles
Photo Source NPS - SEUG

Description Many of the juniper at the base of Turret Arch are nearly completely dead. The soil in the foreground shows heavy foot traffic, but we see that protected areas near the blackbrush shrubs are covered in young soil crust. No soil crust was visible in 2006, indicating that the soils have become more stable since then, and perhaps foot traffic has been reduced.
Date 2013-05-08
Photographer Lemke, W.
Photo Source USGS

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