Geologic Publications for Mount Rainier
Rivers Gone Wild: Extreme landscape response to climate-induced flooding and debris flows, and implications to long-term management at Mount Rainier National Park
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Scott R. Beason
, Paul M. Kennard
, Christopher S. Magirl
, Joseph L. George
, Robert P. Jost
, Taylor R. Kenyon
Field Trip Guide #410, 2017 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
National Park Service, Mount Rainier National Park
This field trip will explore recent landscape response and changing management of park resources at Mount Rainier National Park due to flooding, debris flows, and other geomorphic forces that the park has experienced in the last decade. We will visit areas that have been greatly affected by geologic forces and show how Mount Rainier’s park leaders have decided to manage these resources while attempting to minimize loss of recreational access and opportunities to visitors at Mount Rainier. The park has recently implemented an “imminent threats” program that uses adaptive management to address scientific-based multi-phased approaches for assessing, prioritizing, and mitigating flood hazards to park infrastructure. This field trip will visit locations within the park where this program has been successfully implemented. This single-day trip will depart Seattle and have stops on the West Side Road, Kautz Creek, Longmire and Paradise areas of the park. On the return leg, the participants will travel through the east side of the park and witness the changing look of Mount Rainier and its resources. This trip will highlight some of the work completed by NPS Geoscientists-in-Parks (GIP) Interns and present real solutions that have been implemented to address complicated issues of changing landscapes at Mount Rainier.
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In Text Citation:
Beason and others (2017) or (Beason et al., 2017)
Beason, S.R., P.M. Kennard, C.S. Magirl, J.L. George, R.P. Jost, and T.R. Kenyon, 2017, Rivers Gone Wild: Extreme landscape response to climate-induced flooding and debris flows, and implications to long-term management at Mount Rainier National Park: Field Trip Guide #410, 2017 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, National Park Service, Mount Rainier National Park, 49 p..