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Edmunds Hole Exclosure

1958

2003

Description:

Plate 368X. Edmunds Hole Exclosure 1958 - 2003 Viewed south to the livestock exclosure in Edmunds Hole on the eastside of Boulder Mountain. The original image was made shortly after the exclosure was built by the Forest Service. Shrubs have increased, especially inside the exclosure. This includes snowberry, rubber rabbitbrush, and green rabbitbrush. Oakbrush and ponderosa pine have increased on the far hillsides. The upper parts of the hillsides on the left were burned by wildfire during the 1980s. This area is normally grazed by cattle, as there is a spring near the exclosure. Cattle had not grazed this area in 2003, however, when the site was revisited. The area is also used by elk and mule deer, which have acces to the exclosure by jumping the low fence. Needle and thread is the most common grass both inside and outside the exclosure.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by H.L. Sorenson on September 19, 1958; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 28, 2003 - - Photo No. 5266-23A. Original photograph held in the range files on the Teasdale Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Teasdale, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Mountain Brush, Oakbrush, Conifer

Location:

South West: Section 14, Range 5 East, Township 32 South; UTM 472550 E, 4208450 N; elevation 8,460 ft.

January 2018