Coastal Rainforest In Southeast Alaska

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Southeast Alaska contains 10.9 million acres of forest land. Forty percent of southeast Alaska’s forest land or 4.4 million acres is reserved federal land and includes National Park Service or U.S. Forest Service lands, national forest wilderness areas, and federal game refuges (Campbell et al. 2004). The coastal rainforest of southeast Alaska spans across the majority of the coast and at KLGO, the coastal rainforest spans from sea level to around 3500 feet in elevation. Southeast Alaska receives high levels of annual precipitation and coniferous trees dominate the area, although Skagway receives less precipitation compared to the rest of the region. Coastal rainforest vegetation around KLGO includes: western and mountain hemlock, Sitka spruce,
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