This is a comparative study of the vegetation and soils of an exclosure in the mountain brush vegetation of the Wasatch Mountains, Utah. The exclosure was fenced and initially analyzed during the summers of 1949-1950. The study area is located in Pole Canyon in the Uinta National Forest, a few miles northeast of Provo, Utah. The dominant woody species of the vegetation in the exclosure are big toothed maple (Acer grandidentatum) and Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii). After settlement of the area in and around Provo, Pole Canyon became overgrazed by livestock. Since 1949 the area has been protected from grazing. The purpose of this study was to analyze the vegetative and environmental relationships in the exclosure and to determine any changes occurring since the initial study by comparison with the results of the preliminary study.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Nixon, Elray S., "An ecological study of an exclosure in the mountain brush vegetation of the Wasatch Mountains, Utah" (1961). Theses and Dissertations. 8101.
Botany, Wasatch Range (Utah and Idaho); Plant ecology, Utah