"How Climate Change Is Forcing Us To Rethink National Parks"

"A study of yellow cedars in Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve suggests that climate change calls for new models of conservation and preservation."

"After studying a designated reserve of yellow cedars in Alaska, a group of scientists are suggesting that a conservation method from the past be abandoned.

A team of researchers with the Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences published a study on climate change Thursday in the journal Biological Conservation that has turned typical environmental preservation on its head.

In their study, the researchers found evidence that even currently healthy yellow cedars in the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve can expect “future climate-induced dieback.” Early springtime reduces the snow cover on the trees’ shallow roots and exposes them to the cold, killing the trees."

Story Hinckley reports for the Christian Science Monitor October 15, 2015.

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 10/19/2015