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

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Resource Roundup: Winter, 2009

Issue 6 > Resource Roundup
 
GPS mapping in Elkmont.

High-power GPS units help resource managers & scientists map park locations.

NPS photo.

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

Air Quality

  • Wet weather
  • Windy weather
  • Spreading the air quality news

Cultural Resources

  • Elkmont in maps

Fire

  • Finishing fall fires

Fisheries

Inventory & Monitoring

  • Data!
  • Mapping new lands
  • Mapping rocks

Vegetation

  • Growing in the greenhouse
  • Data!
  • Plantings up, invasives down
  • Hemlock spraying has started
  • Revegetating the Foothills Parkway
  • Spreading the forest news
  • Beneficial beetles on the loose

Wildlife

  • Elk shot, suspect charged

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Did You Know?

Mingus Mill is a turbine-driven grist mill.

Ninety seven historic structures, including grist mills, churches, schools, barns, and the homes of early settlers, preserve Southern Appalachian mountain heritage in the park. More...