• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

Dispatches from the Field: Issue 1

Late fall leaves.

The end of fall at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

NPS photo.

Resource Roundup: Scan highlights of this month’s scientific projects and findings

Meet the Managers: Vegetation Management and Science

Focus On… Changing landscapes: restoring native communities & monitoring forest dynamics

  • Introduction to Changing Landscapes
  • NPS Profile: Read about NPS Resource Managers Restoring Native Grassland Communities in Cades Cove
  • Partner Profile: Read about NPS Partners Mapping Change: Monitoring Forest Dynamics
  • Links to… information about the month’s topic, further research, and volunteering opportunities
  • And for those in school… information about education & experience needed to become an expert in each month’s field

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