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The data collected by the iRON offers a glimpse of a few of the factors at play in our local ecosystems. The conditions we see today are part of the much larger overlapping systems that shape life in the Roaring Fork Valley, and many of these cycles are connected to geologic, biologic, or even anthropogenic trends of the past. Explore the history sections below for examples of some of the trends that have shaped life in this watershed and the data that helps researchers today to envision them.
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