Issue 8: Fire in the Smoky Mountains
NPS photo by Heath Bailey.
Resource Roundup: Highlights of scientific projects and findings for Summer, 2010
Meet the Managers: Fire Management
Focus On… bringing fire back to the Great Smoky Mountains
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Did You Know?
An experimental program to reintroduce elk to the park was begun in 2001. Elk once roamed the Smokies, but were eliminated from the region in the mid 1800s by over-hunting and loss of habitat. Other animals successfully reintroduced to the park include river otters and barn owls. More...