Alpine Vegetation Monitoring

A mountain ridge with wildflowers.
Alpine flowers blooming along a trail in Mount Rainier National Park.

Vegetation is fundamental to ecosystem function, energy transfer, and element cycling. It drives ecosystem productivity, provides habitat and forage for wildlife, and food and materials for subsistence. Because vegetation responds directly to environmental drivers, it serves as a useful indicator of environmental change.

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    Last updated: January 11, 2022