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McKinley Village photo pair
Photo Credits: Fred Dean (1976), Carl Roland (2005)
Ecoregion: Alaska Range Mountains
Change Type: Human development and impacts
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This photo demonstrates the transformation of the landscape that can occur over brief periods of time with human development. This area is south of the Nenana River bridge at McKinley Village, showing the dramatic increase in roads and buildings in the last few decades. What will this area look like in thirty more years? Are there planning measures that can occur in the state and local governments to control rapid development? While developments such as this can be good for local business, and provide needed services, it is important to recognize the multi-faceted changes that such developments can bring.