100 Years of America's National Parks: Great Smoky Mountains

Stan Jorstad
July 25, 2016
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Panoramic view of stream, mossy rocks
Stan Jorstad

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

A view of Roaring Fork in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, 2002. World renowned for its biological diversity, there are more than 19,000 species documented in the park. Scientists predict an additional 30,000–80,000 may yet be identified.

Smithsonian connection: Through an ongoing All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory, scientists, including Smithsonian biologists, have contributed to a better understanding of the park’s moths, leeches, oaks, birds and beetles.

Photo by Stan Jorstad