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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

Resource Roundup: June-July, 2009

Issue 4 > Resource Roundup
 
Sifting soil for archeological artifacts.

Sifting soil for archeological artifacts.

NPS photo.

Click on each Resource Management Program to learn about their current projects.

Air Quality

  • A soggy summer

Cultural Resources & Archeology

  • Surveying spots for construction
  • Weather stations

Fire

  • Managing fire
  • Wet weather

Fisheries

  • The Brook trout is back

Inventory & Monitoring

  • Preserving plants for posterity
  • A checkup for Smoky Mountain wetlands
  • Scintillating slime molds
  • High elevation rare plants
  • Encouraging more climate change research
  • Bee city

Vegetation

  • New invasive species
  • Expeditions to eliminate invasives
  • Big Creek intern work
  • Cades Cove plants and fire

Wildlife

  • “Critter Gitters”

Partner Projects

  • Conference Call for Abstracts: Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere

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