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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

Dispatches from the Field: Issue 4

NPS and USGS biologists collect Brook trout for DNA studies.

NPS fisheries biologist Matt Kulp hands off a Brook trout to USGS biologist John Switzer during a DNA collection.

NPS photo.

Resource Roundup: Highlights of scientific projects and findings for June-July, 2009

Meet the Managers: Fisheries Management & Water Quality Monitoring

Focus On… Water and what lives within

  • NPS Profile: The return of the native Brook trout
  • Partner Profile: University of Tennessee researchers take the pulse of Smoky Mountain streams
  • Links to… information about fisheries, further research, and volunteering opportunities
  • And for those in school… information about education & experience needed to become an expert in fisheries & water quality

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