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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 17, 2012

Climate Change Shrinking Mountain Meadows

Science Daily reported on the loss of mountain meadows in the Pacific Northwest. They discussed a study that reported  reduced snowpacks, and longer growing seasons from climate change are making it easier and quicker for trees to invade meadows of flowers, grasses and shrubs.

The article also mentions an older study that found the meadows on lower elevation mountains in the Oregon coast range declined by an average of 50% between 1950 and 2000.

Read more at ScienceDaily Mountain meadows dwindling in Pacific Northwest, U.S. due to climate change, study suggests.

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