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Title: When Elk are Excluded, Aspen Growth Dramatically Increases
Climate change in the form of reduced snowfall in mountains is causing powerful and cascading shifts in montane plant and bird communities through the increased ability of elk to stay at high elevations over winter and consume plants. Here, you can see an example of the difference in aspen growth inside versus outside a fence that excludes elk.
Location: Coconino National Forest, AZ, USA
Date Taken: May 2011
Photographer: Tom Martin , U.S. Geological Survey
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