Joan St. Hilaire and Jeff Bernatowicz discovered this site July 17, 2008. We observed 2 Mardon skippers and 2 Sonora skippers and 1 unknown. This opening was less than 5 acres and occurred near a small stream. False hellebore was present along the stream. Mardons were seen near an old landing. Vetch, along with several sedge species was present. This site was and old timber sale unit that was grown in by young conifers.
On May 31/June 1 2008, cattle exclosures were built at Pinegrass 1 and 2 (Figure 6). The research exclosures in Minnie Meadow were rebuilt along with portions of the fence along the perimeter of the meadow (Figure 6). On July 9, a single 1 meter cage was placed in Conrad finger 2, and 2 cages in Conrad (Figure 1). Photos were taken of the cages when installed and of all exclosures and cages on September 29 (Figures 7-12).