Previous photo pair1976 - 2005: Lowland Flood Plains and Terraces and Fans near West Fork Chulitna12/12
gravel bar photo pair
Photo Credits: Fred Dean (1976), Carl Roland (2005)
Ecoregion: Cook Inlet lowlands
Change Type: Increasing vegetation on river bars
Increasing vegetation on river bars
This photo pair shows a beautiful view of the upper section of the West Fork of the Chulitna River and is an excellent example of the colonization of floodplains by vegetation that has occurred in recent decades within Denali. Vegetation has spread significantly outward from the bank on the right sides of the frame in 2005 as compared to the earlier photo. Do you see any other changes?