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When snowpack shrinks, elk can binge on aspen

Grazers eat more young saplings, may harm vulnerable trees

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9:18am, October 7, 2011

One of the Rube Goldberg effects of climate change — a dwindling winter snowpack that changes elk grazing habits — might end up as a major menace to the iconic aspen trees of the Rocky Mountains.

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