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Roundup Flat Exclosure

1958

2003

Description:

Plate 357X. Roundup Flat Exclosure 1958 - 2003 Viewed north-northeast to the northwest corner of the Roundup Flat exclosure on the eastside of Boulder Mountain. The exclosure was constructed in 1957 and has not been grazed by livestock for 46 years. Deer and elk, however, can enter the exclosure. The road in the 1958 image has eroded and been abandoned. Cattle have trampled the area in front of the exclosure fence. Snowberry has increased inside the exclosure and in the distance. The aspen clones to the left and the right have not successfully regenerated in more than 100 years due to repeated browsing of aspen suckers by both livestock and wildlife. The more distant aspen stands, though, successfully regenerated about 30 years ago when mule deer numbers declined, but not before or since (Kay and Bartos 2000). The grasses are primarily Stipa spp. The area outside the exclosure was grazed by cattle in 2003.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken in August, 1958; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 28, 2003 - - Photo No. 5266-30A. Original photograph held on the Teasdale Ranger District (Slide 2200-4), Dixie National Forest, Teasdale, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Aspen, Dry Meadow

Location:

South West: Section 11, Range 5 East, Township 32 South; UTM 471200 E, 4209700 N; elevation 9,600 ft.

January 2018