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spruce photo pair
Photo Credits: Leslie A. Viereck (1958), Leslie A. Viereck (2001)
Ecoregion: Alaska Range Mountains
Change Type: Changing treelines
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The view from the park road looking across the Savage River to the first hill after the Savage check station has changed considerably over the last 30 years. This photo pair shows a dramatic increase in spruce density and coverage.