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?
More than 240 species of birds have been found in the park. Sixty species are year-round residents. Nearly 120 species breed in the park, including 52 species from the neo-tropics. Many other species use the park as an important stopover and foraging area during their semiannual migration.