Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Cades Cove Prescribed Burn in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Final Day for 2011

Right now, the conditions in Cades Cove are perfect for the final day of prescribed burns taking place in the meadows and fields.

Cades Cove Prescribed Burn in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Final Day for 2011

Prescribed burns are used by the Great Smoky Mountains national park on a rotating schedule in Cades Cove to keep fields clear of large brush, and help keep the ecosystem as diverse as possible.

Visitors to Cades Cove and along the Appalachian Trail(AT) today can expect temporary smoky conditions and limited visibility for short durations.

1 comment:

Kelline said...

Oh my gosh!! I live right up the road! Amazing! I would never have expected to find a blog about a place I've visited as regularly as my local Wal-Mart. Fantastic pictures! Yep, it's home.