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Strawberry Exclosure

1954

2005

Description:

Plate 942X. Strawberry Exclosure 1954 – 2005 Viewed north-northeast to the grassland exclosure in upper Strawberry Valley. The exclosure was built in 1952 and is located halfway between Broad Hollow and Lars Fork. The exclosure’s woven-wire fence would suggest that this was once a sheep allotment, but today the area is grazed by cattle. Elk and deer use is minimal. At present, there is little difference inside (ungrazed) or outside (grazed) the exclosure. The most commons grass is needle and thread. Poa spp. are also present, as is a little smooth brome. Forbs include cinquefoil (Potentilla spp.), penstemon (Penstemon spp.), and Indian paintbrush (Castillija spp.). In the distance, conifers have increased, while aspen has declined.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken on June 22, 1954; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 29, 2005 - - Photo No. 5483-16. Original photographs, negatives, and reports held in the range files on the Cedar City Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Aspen, Dry Meadow

Location:

South West: Section 30, Range 7 West, Township 38 South; UTM of the exclosure 352300 E, 4148400 N; elevation 8,220 ft.

January 2018