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Grand Teton National Park Report

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The objective of this study has been to describe the late-Quaternary vegetation of the Jackson Hole region and vicinity in order to clarify the nature and composition of ice-age communities, the rate and direction of plant migration during the recession of glaciers from the region, and the long-term stability of communities in the Park to environmental changes in the postglacial period. This information is necessary to assess the sensitivity of the Park's communities to environmental change and fill a critical gap in our understanding of the vegetational, climatic, and glacial history of the north-central Rocky Mountains as a whole.