Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An area of land enclosed by a barrier, such as a fence, to protect vegetation and prevent grazing by animals.
  • n. The practice of fencing off an area to protect vegetation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an enclosed area for protection or shelter from dangerous animals, especially referring to being fenced

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

ex- + (en)closure.

Examples

  • So - fence this area off as an 'exclosure' and landscape with good acoustic dampening vegetation towards the freeway entrance.

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  • Have a great pair of shots taken in Rocky Mountain National Park of C standing next to an exclosure (Yes, Melissa and Doug, an "exclosure" is an area fenced to keep critters out.

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  • However, one thing you can do to improve your chances of finding sheds is construct a deer exclosure or two.

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  • The undergrowth will take 5-7 years to develop, but the edible browse at the edge of the exclosure tends to attract deer, especially during the winter.

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  • Whortle-leaved willow (Salix myrsinites) fruiting and growing in a grazing exclosure on limestone grassland that had been heavily overgrazed.

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  • The results show that red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus), garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) and gastropod abundance as well as invertebrate richness (no. of species or higher level taxa) were higher in control than in exclosure plots.

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  • For those unfamiliar with the term, as it applies to management of rangelands, an exclosure is a piece of range fenced off from everything else.

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  • I'm not sure about the history of this particular exclosure, but I'm betting it is one of a handful built in the 1960s, as part of one of the first-ever research projects on pronghorn.

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  • Otherwise, a day of driving slowly over rocks, hiking up into wilderness, checking an exclosure, and taking pictures of mediocre fall colours.

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  • Elk can and do get into that exclosure, but cattle can't.

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