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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

Resource Roundup: January-March, 2010

Issue 7 > Resource Roundup
 
Snow on hemlock.

Record amounts of snow have covered the Smoky Mountains for months.

NPS photo.

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

Air Quality

  • Jarring January & frigid February - snow and record-setting weather in the Smokies

Cultural Resources

  • Elkmont in ink
  • Historic headquarters
  • Summer field school: archeology
  • Workshops for teachers
  • New hires for summer

Fire

  • Training and testing
  • Plotting fire effects
  • Helicopter training
  • Learning about fire
  • Burning at other parks

Fisheries

  • Training volunteers for water quality
  • NPS Water Resources Division Meeting
  • Spreading the words about water and fish
  • Ongoing project promises cleaner water
  • Megatransect stretches across the Smokies
  • Remotely sensing the missing link
  • NIMBioS in Knoxville

Inventory & Monitoring

  • Initiating inventories
  • Checking in on spruce-fir
  • Understanding soils
  • Threats to high elevation health
  • Law Enforcement learns GIS
  • Viewshed analysis
  • Picturing the park
  • Botanical and bug bevy
  • Looking past the list
  • Algae in Abrams Creek

Vegetation

  • Gusts topple greenhouse
  • “Adopt-a-trap” program to help us spot invasive insects—volunteers needed!
  • Ash tree mapping—Cherokee HS students start out the season
  • Maryville College students help eradicate invasive plants
  • Exotic spring break
  • Long-horns on the loose
  • Revegetation of Foothills Parkway
  • Planting the seed for native plants
  • An oily endeavor
  • Hemlock treatment success

Wildlife

  • Tracking bat health: white-nose syndrome updates
  • White-nose working group
  • Fact sheet on lead poisoning in wild birds
  • Suspected elk poacher charged; awaits trial

Other news

  • DLIA Science Cafe
  • Gold rating for Twin Creeks Science Center
  • Southeast climate change workshop

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