Dispatches from the Field: Air & Sky
Prevailing winds from the west bring weather and air pollution to the Smoky Mountains.
Resource Roundup: Highlights of scientific projects and findings for Fall, 2009
Meet the Managers: Understanding air pollution
Focus On… the air & sky of the Great Smoky Mountains
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Did You Know?
Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the park. This equals a population density of approximately two bears per square mile. Bears can be found throughout the park, but are easiest to spot in open areas such as Cades Cove and Cataloochee Valley.