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gravel bar photo pair
Photo Credits: Fred Dean (1976), Carl Roland (2005)
Ecoregion: Cook Inlet lowlands
Change Type: Increasing vegetation on river bars
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This photo pair shows a beautiful view of the upper section of the West Fork of the Chulitna River. This pair of images is an excellent example of the colonization of floodplains by vegetation that has occurred in recent decades within Denali. There are three areas in these images where vegetation has spread in 2005 as compared to the earlier photo. Can you find them?