Non-game means native species outside
of hunting grounds. There are also grants offered to scientists and other research specialists who have continual research projects that involve non-gaming species as well. There is another funded grant program called the Wildlife Action Opportunities Fund being implemented to preserve natural environments and species, not only in Florida, but nationwide. Wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains is what brings many visitors to this National Park. The accessibility and opportunity to view
plant life and animals is a unique opportunity for travelers from all over the country. A wide range of elevations and the climate changes associated with them account for nearly 100 species mammals, 50 types of fish, and over 200 different birds.