New life, new beginnings — new photos from the Elwha dam removals

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JOHN GUSSMAN — the Sequim-based cinematographer who has been documenting the $325 million Elwha River restoration/dam removal project — has shared two new series of photos about replanting efforts along the now-freed Elwha River at what was Lake Mills (behind what remains of Glines Canyon Dam).

To see the photos, set up as a slide show, click one or both of the photo series (Sediment and/or Zipline) at

You can also "mouse" over the photos to see their captions.

For more information, Gussman can be reached at 360-808-6406 or email

You can also learn more about Gussman's work on the Elwha at .

The photo posted at the right with this story was also taken by Gussman.

The good folks working on the Elwha restoration project used it with the following descriptive at their website, :

New Seedlings Take Root in the Shade of Aldwell's Ghost Forest

On Thursday [Jan. 24], [Olympic National] Park staff, with assistance from three volunteers, planted 250 western red cedars in the southwest section of former Lake Aldwell [behind what was the Elwha Dam, now totally removed].

To provide the seedlings with optimum conditions in an otherwise harsh environment, the volunteers planted them in the shadows of giant cedar stumps, relics of the forest that covered this landscape before dam construction.

The old stumps are providing “safe sites” to a new generation of cedars.

Last modified: January 30. 2013 12:14PM
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