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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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.
See a list of the park's vasular plants using the NPSpecies tool below.
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Subsistence: Plant Harvesting
Harvest more knowledge on the traditional use of local plants.
Salt Marsh Monitoring: A Closer Look
Join NPS Scientists as they monitor plants along the Lake Clark Coast.
The Dena'ina Way of Making a Basket
Respected Dena’ina elder Helen Dick from Lime Village teaches the traditional process of making a birch bark basket.
Last updated: January 17, 2020