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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Friends Of The Smokies Awarded Grant To Promote Bear Safety On A.T.

Friends of the Smokies and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will continue their partnership to assist Great Smoky Mountains National Park with proactive bear management. The ATC’s North Carolina specialty license plate grant program awarded Friends of the Smokies $4,000 to support repairs of food storage cables at campsites and shelters along the Smokies stretch of the Appalachian Trail.

Celebrate Fall Harvest At Great Smoky Mountains National Park's Mountain Farm Museum

The annual Mountain Life Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is scheduled for this coming Saturday. The event continues to preserve the legacy of Appalachian folkways and is a tribute to the many families who lived on lands that would later become the national park.

Great Smoky Mountains Superintendent Gets Temporary Assignment At National Mall

Though the decision reportedly was made several weeks ago, news that Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Cassius Cash was heading to the National Mall and Memorial Parks on a temporary detail came just days after he was criticized for his oversight of a wildfire that blew up into a firestorm last fall.

Where Do You Draw The Line On Erasing History In The National Park System?

History can be a messy, controversial thing. That's evident with the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia; Baltimore, where a number of Confederate statues were removed under dark of night; and even in New York City, where the mayor has called for a review of "symbols of hate." But what should be done in the National Park System, where monuments abound to Confederate generals, troops, and, of course, presidents who owned slaves?

Report: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Staff Not Negligent In Battling Deadly Chimney Tops 2 Fire

A deadly fire fed by kindling-dry forests and whipped out of control by hurricane-force winds at Great Smoky Mountains National Park "overwhelmed" the park staff's ability to fight it, according to an independent review of the blaze that killed 14 in neighboring communities.

Fall Wildlife In The National Park System: A Quick List

Most likely, you’re well aware that Yellowstone National Park is a great destination to see elk and bison in fall, and that Glacier National Park will reward you with mountain goat and bighorn sheep sightings. But where else can you head in the National Park System, preferably someplace without so many crowds?

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