Ecological Monitoring

Researchers set up snow-depth poles as part of a study.
Researchers set up snow-depth monitoring stakes before the snow flies in Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve.
Monitoring ecosystem components is a valuable way to understand the current condition of ecosystems within a long-term context. Monitoring allows us to detect changes when they occur and understand long-term trends. Because mountain environments can be especially extreme and sensitive to change, they are important places to monitor.

Last updated: December 30, 2019