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Roundup Flat Exclosure

1958

2003

Description:

Plate 358X. Roundup Flat Exclosure 1958 - 2003 Viewed northeast to the Roundup Flat exclosure on the eastside of Boulder Mountain. The exclosure was built in 1957 and has not been grazed by livestock for 46 years. Deer and elk, however, can enter the exclosure. Aspen regenerated about 30 years ago when mule deer numbers declined but not before or since due to excessive browsing by wildlife and livestock (Kay and Bartos 2000). Snowberry and green rabbitbrush have increased, especially inside the exclosure. The grasses are primarily Stipa spp. The original image was taken shortly after a rainfall event. The eroded area in the foreground is an old, abandoned road - - see Plate 356x. The area outside the exclosure was grazed by cattle in 2003.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken in 1958; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 27, 2003 - - Photo No. 5261-16. Original photograph held on the Teasdale Ranger District (Slide 2200-5), Dixie National Forest, Teasdale, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Aspen, Mountain Brush, Dry Meadow

Location:

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

January 2018