Dispatches from the Field
Welcome to Great Smoky Mountains National Park Resource Management & Science!
Ever wonder what it's like to work in a national park? Catch a bear? Track fish? Find out with "Dispatches From the Field," a regular source of information from scientists, resource managers, and park partners.
Click on issues below to see science, research, and resource management projects firsthand, and to find information about volunteering and educational opportunities.
Quick Dispatches - projects & discoveries
Dispatches from the Field - in-depth profiles of Resource Management & Research
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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.