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By Dan Rudy 

Shakes glacier student survey concludes fifth year


Alex Angerman- intern / Wrangell Sentinel

Garrett Miller, Josephine Lewis, Sig Decker, Reyn Hutten, Alex Angerman and Tymon Teat pose for a photo with the Chief Shakes Glacier in the background. The Wrangell High School students were participating in an ongoing study of the glacier's recession, heading upriver Oct. 5.

Wrangell High School's annual study of the Chief Shakes Glacier is wrapping up its study measuring the mass of ice's steady retreat into the mountains.

"We're in our fifth year right now," explained teacher Jenn Miller, who has coordinated the study each year since its start in 2011. With the cooperation of the United States Forest Service, the group lands close to the glacier's face and takes measurements, which are then compared to the previous year's.

Miller explained R&M Engineering provides close to $100,000 worth of its surveying equipment for the group to use. The company shows the s...

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