Russian Wilderness

The Russian Wilderness, nestled in the mountains of Northern California is home to the "Miracle Mile," an area containing some of the greatest diversity of conifer species in the world.
Today, drought, climate change, and forest pathogens are taking their toll on the ecosystem. Healthy forests of the late 1960's are showing significant signs of stress. 
I spent time with a botany field team working to resurvey the original plots in order to make comparisons between the forest of the past and present.