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Melting Glaciers and Rivers Gone Wild - Virtual Field Trip To Mount Rainier

Calendar iconSep 30, 2020 | 07:00pmCredits icon0 creditsLocation iconundefined, undefined, undefined
Melting Glaciers and Rivers Gone Wild – Science-based Solutions to Protect National Parks: A 45-minute Virtual Field Trip with Washington's National Park Fund. Mount Rainier National Park’s glaciers are melting and storms are getting bigger and more frequent, due to a changing climate. Devastating floods and debris flows are increasingly threatening visitor and worker safety, and washing out park roads, campgrounds, and trails. The Park is discovering that traditional engineering road repairs and expensive flood protections are not working, and visitors continue to lose access, and natural resources are damaged. Join Geomorphologist Paul Kennard for an insider view of how the park is fighting back with the Imminent Threats Program – an innovative approach that uses leading-edge science to identify and economically repair previously un-fixable roads and trails – and learns from its mistakes.
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