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patterned wetland photo pair
Photo Credits: Fred Dean (1976), Carl Roland (2005)
Ecoregion: Cook Inlet lowlands
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Description:
This photo pair shows a string fen and forest complex in the vicinity of the West Fork of the Chulitna River in the Broad Pass area. If you look very carefully, you can identify many of the same individual trees in both of these images, separated by almost 30 years! For example, in the peninsula of trees and shrubs surrounded by wetlands, towards the tip, you can pick-out the same pattern of individual trees in both frames. Also, close examination will reveal areas where new trees have appeared during the interval captured by the two photos (Hint: look closely along the edges of the wetland margins).