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In 1980, Mount St. Helens shuddered back to life with a dramatic eruption that leveled 14 square miles of old growth forest, devasted rivers and streams and killed 57 people and untold wildlife. Today, the mountain is quietly returning to its place as a peaceful member of the Cascade Range. Over the last 30 years, the mountain has not returned to its previous glory but has changed our understanding of natural recovery and the effect of disturbance on plants and animals.

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