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Glen Creek photo pair
Photo Credits: Weiler (1984), NPS (2007)
Ecoregion: Alaska Range Mountains
Change Type: Human development and impacts
Human development and impacts
What a difference a couple of decades and a reclamation project can make! This photo pair shows two views of Glen Creek, a stream that was disastrously altered by placer mining in the decades prior to 1984 (which is obvious from the early photo). National Park Service reclamation projects restored the landscape in this area and allowed both natural and artificial revegetation work to bring the site back from a devastated condition to being (at least in appearance) a relatively normal stream.