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Canyonlands National Park: Biological soil crust is a living groundcover that forms the foundation of plant life in Canyonlands and the surrounding area. Join ranger Karen Henker for an in-depth look at this critical, and fragile, component of the high desert ecosystem.

Inside Canyonlands, Utah, Ecology, Soil, Stones, & Rocks
biological soil crust, blue-green algae, canyonlands, conservation, cyanobacteria, groundcover, national park, preservation
Date of Video
March 31, 2004
Video Location
Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT
38°10'0.88"N × 109°45'34.78"W
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