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Roundup Flat Exclosure

1957

2003

Description:

Plate 361X. Roundup Flat Exclosure 1957 - 2003 Viewed north 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. New allotment fences have been added in the retake. Aspen, in the distance, 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 in the foreground was not grazed by cattle in 2003 when the site was revisited. Green rabbitbrush and snowberry have increased - - this may be related to the fact that the allotment has not been grazed by domestic sheep for many years. The grass in the foreground is mostly needle and thread. The area between the camera and the steel fence post has been used by ATV’s.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken in 1958; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 27, 2003 - - Photo No. 5261-34. Original photograph held on the Teasdale Ranger District (Slide 2200-10), 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