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East Fork Toklat River Bridge photo pair
Photo Credits: W. Verde Watson (Denali NP&P Museum Coll. 23315) (1964), R. D. Karpilo (2012)
Ecoregion: Alaska Range Mountains
Change Type: Increasing vegetation on river bars
Increasing vegetation on river bars
Description:
This photo pair captures a broad swath of the landscape and documents change in many different realms. What types of change do you see? Look to the distant mountains to view glacial change, the mountain slopes to view thickening shrubs, the gravel bar to view stabilization of the floodplain, and the bridge itself to view upgrades to human-built infrastructure. Do you imagine the original photographer had any idea what might occur at this site in just 48 years? What changes have occurred in your neighborhood or place of work in the past 48 years?