The Smoky Mountain Field School will be offering a program next month that will provide visitors with the chance to learn about the experimental elk release in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Attendees will view elk and their behaviors during the mating season, hear bugling, and learn how researchers track and monitor elk in the Smokies.
The course instructor will be Joe Yarkovich, a Wildlife Management/Elk Research Coordinator for the National Park Service. Joe has spent time working on wildlife projects in Sequoia National Park, Santa Catalina Island, San Clemente Island, various Louisiana Wildlife Refuges, and has played an instrumental part with the Smoky Mountains elk program as well.
The program will take place in the Cataloochee Valley, and will run from 4:00 - 8:00 PM on Saturday, September 24, 2011. The cost will be $49. For more information, please click here.