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Man-made obstacles in Rock Creek blocked migrating fish from reaching their ancestral spawning grounds for over a century. Clever solutions now make it possible for herring and shad to finally come back home.
This community grows in nutrient-rich soils, and may have a lush look compared to nearby natural communities.
Rugged survivalists on a hilltop.
If you trace the historic Civil War defenses circling Washington, D.C., you will find this forest east of Rock Creek.
This natural community, wide-ranging in Rock Creek Park, is peacefully pleasing to the eye.
In this natural community on steep hillsides lives the American beech tree, whose smooth bark is susceptible to unwanted graffiti.
The most high-profile member of the Red Maple Seepage Swamp is the aptly named skunk-cabbage.
Rising water and changing stream beds aren't enough to stop this natural community. It thrives on the shifting landscape that Rock Creek brings!
Pollinators like monarch butterflies get a boost with habitat preservation.
Eastern North American forests are profoundly changed because of a fungus that attacks the American chestnut tree.
Trees get wiped out, and what’s an eastern U.S. forest to do? Never fear, the tuliptree is here to fill the sunny gaps!