Tag: Study

  1. Mountain Raingers Aid Understanding of Rainfall in Southern Appalachia

    Mountain Raingers Aid Understanding of Rainfall in Southern Appalachia Students who apply to the University of North Carolina Asheville are often attracted by the region's plethora of hiking trails. Those who end up working as field research assistants with Professor Douglas Miller may find themselves taxed to the limit by the requirement of strenuous hiking in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park. & Read more...
  2. The Smokies in Your Backyard: Crested Dwarf Iris, Foam Flower, and Columbine

    The Smokies in Your Backyard: Crested Dwarf Iris, Foam Flower, and Columbine By Steve Kemp & Janet Rock  It’s impossible not to get excited about wildflowers at this time of year. Out of the 1,600 species of flowering plants that can found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, here are some that should thrive around your home if you reside in the Southeast, central Appalachians, and parts of the Read more...
  3. Studies Offer Insights into Behaviors of Park Bears

    Bear searching trash for food

    By Steve Kemp

    Four research projects focused on bears in the Great Smoky Mountains are currently underway or have recently been completed. Of the four, the results of two are troubling, one is encouraging, and on the last, it’s too early to tell.

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