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Pot Holes Exclosures

ca. 1965



Plate 81X. Pot Holes Exclosure ca. 1965-2002 Viewed northeast to the Pot Holes aspen exclosure on the western flank of Boulder Mountain. This exclosure was constructed in 1958 and after cattle were excluded, aspen had regenerated inside the exclosure by 1965 - - note the new aspen saplings in the original image (Kay and Bartos 2000). Those saplings have matured but little new aspen regeneration has occurred due to repeated browsing by wildlife, primarily mule deer, inside the fenced plot (Kay and Bartos 2000). The area outside the exclosure was heavily grazed by cattle in 2002 and no unprotected aspen stands have regenerated to any significant degree in more than 80 years (Kay and Bartos 2000). Conifers, primarily ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, have increased on the distant hillside.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by ca. 1965; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 13, 2002 - - Photo No. 4985-28. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Aspen, Conifer


South West: Section 27, Range 3 East, Township 30 South; UTM 449400E, 4225100N; elevation 9,040 ft.

January 2018