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5 results for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 65 Issue 3, Mar 2001
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4987
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Over-hunting and habitat destruction eliminated the Eastern elk from the Smoky Mountains by the mid-1800s. Now the National Park Service seeks to introduce the Manitoban elk, a close relative of the extinct Eastern elk, to the Smoky Mountains National Park. In February 2001, twenty-five elk were released. Another twenty-five will be released in 2002 and 2003. If the species can sustain itself over a five-year period, it will be allowed to remain.
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4988
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To save the brook trout in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the National Park Service banned fishing for it in 1978. The brook trout is the only trout native to the Eastern United States. Foushee discusses how the trout became an endangered species and the work of Steve Moore and others to preserve it.
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4991
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Automobile accidents involving deer continue to rise. Over 5.6 percent (12,233) of all traffic accidents reported in the state in 1999 involved deer/vehicle collisions. This compares with 5 percent (11,503) accidents reported in 1998. Hyde County continued its high accident percentage with 54 accidents involving deer and 88 not.
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4990
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The North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society has been named the state chapter of the year for 2000. The Wildlife Society, which was founded in 1937, is a national organization that promotes wise management and conservation of wildlife resources.
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4989
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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the nation's most polluted national park as determined by measurements of visibility, ozone levels, and acid precipitation. Manuel discusses causes of the pollution and what steps are being taken to deal with the problem.
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