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Roundup Flat Exclosure

1957

2003

Description:

Plate 360X. Roundup Flat Exclosure 1957 - 2003 Viewed northwest from just inside the southeast corner of the Roundup Flat exclosure on the eastern flank 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. A new allotment fence has been added and Utah Highway 12 has been widened and paved. Most aspen stands 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). The area beyond the exclosure was grazed by cattle in 2003. Green rabbitbrush and snowberry have increased inside the exclosure. Snowberry has also increased on the distant hillside, especially above Highway 12. The grasses are mostly needle and thread and Stipa spp.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by H.L. Sorenson on September 10, 1957; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 27, 2003 - - Photo No. 5263-24. Original photograph held in the range files on the Teasdale Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Teasdale, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Aspen, Mountain Brush, Dry Meadow

Location:

South West: Section 11, Range 5 East, Township 32 South; UTM 471300 E, 4209600 N; elevation 9,600 ft.

January 2018