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SWAN Biological Science Technician Emily shares her work and insight about the plants that make the Lake Clark's coastal sedge meadows. These salt marshes are a small portion of the park (roughly 1%) but they are an important resource for wildlife including the coastal Alaskan brown bear.

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The Lake Clark area is special for its diversity of flowers, plants, trees, and lichen in a relatively small area. Four of the five biotic communities found in Alaska - coastal, lakes/rivers/wetlands, tundra, and forest - exist in the park.

For more information on the flowers, plants and trees found in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, visit the following websites:


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Last updated: April 22, 2019

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