Mount St. Helens: A world apart?

March 2011
High Country News;3/7/2011, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p8
The article discusses the natural recovery of Mount St. Helen's northern slope without human influences after the volcanic eruption in Washington in March 1980. It notes the contribution of the passage of National Volcanic Monument Act on the ecological succession of the mountain, which imposes environmental protection and restrictions on specific areas. Monument manager Tom Mulder, explains several changes expected in nature such as the formation of 150 ponds after the eruption.


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