Join us for National Trails Day
Contact: Molly McKinley
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The public is invited to help with the construction of the new Savage Alpine Trail on Saturday, June 2, as part of the park's celebration of National Trails Day. Volunteers will work with the National Park Service trail crew on the construction of a 150-foot boardwalk, and help build a section of new trail. This event is a great opportunity to get first hand experience on the challenges of building and maintaining trails in a sub-arctic environment, and to enjoy a beautiful area of the park. The 4.5- mile trail begins in forest and climbs to tundra, and will be accessible from either end by the free park shuttle. It is expected to be completed in 2013.
Did You Know?
The vast landscapes of interior Alaska are changing. Large glaciers are receding, permafrost is melting and woody plants are spreading. Comparison of "then-and-now" photographs and data from major vegetation monitoring should allow detection, understanding and potential management of these changes.