Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Great Smoky Mountains Species Map
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 1,800 different plant and animal species. You can now view where the park's different animals and parks live on a new interactive map of the park.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Species Mapper allows anyone to view the distribution of plant and animal life in the park. It provides a tool for park managers to protect life in the park and assess the impact of different species on other life in the the park. It also provides a handy tool for visitors to explore what they might see when they visit the park.
You can use the drop-down menu to select a species to view on the map. You can also select to compare the distribution of the selected species with one or two other plants or animals. Alternatively you can choose to compare your selected species with other species which share a similar distribution in the park.