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?
What lives in Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Although the question sounds simple, it is actually extremely complex. Right now scientists think that we only know about 17 percent of the plants and animals that live in the park, or about 17,000 species of a probable 100,000 different organisms.