Umbulowacho watershed is one of highly degraded areas in the woreda Due to high grazing pressure and improper management. Enclosure is the only way to alleviate degradation in the watershed. No proper time for harvesting feed resources from the enclosure by local society. Therefore, under this study the quality of natural pasture was assessed from different cutting age, age of enclosure and altitude difference. Similarly species composition and woody species cover were assessed from open and enclosed area.