Paper No. 46
Presentation Time: 9:00 AM-6:30 PM
DOCUMENTING NATURAL RESOURCE CHANGE USING REPEAT PHOTOGRAPHY IN KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, ALASKA
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Alaska, includes habitats ranging from intertidal to temperate rain forest, alpine tundra and glacial ice. During the past 116 years, since the time of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush, climate change, isostatic rebound, floods, fires, avalanches, and succession have changed the landscape dramatically. This project uses repeat photography of historic images, including pre-gold rush 1894 International Boundary Commission photos and gold rush era photos to document and interpret 20th century changes of natural resources such as glaciers and vegetation in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park area.