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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Solar Panel Seen As Sustainable Power Solution For Great Smoky Mountains National Park Communications

Sunshine is being viewed as a powerful solution for keeping communications online in the backcountry of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where officials are considering the use of solar panels to generate electricity for communications equipment atop Mount Sterling in North Carolina.
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Dry Conditions Lead To Backcountry Fire Ban, Water Shortages In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced a temporary ban on campfires in the park’s backcountry effective immediately. Due to extremely dry weather conditions and the amount of fresh leaf litter on the ground, the potential for escaped fires to occur in the backcountry has dramatically increased. The fire restriction will be in effect until further notice.
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Temporary Road Closures In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Bridge repairs will require the temporary closure of roads within the Greenbrier section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the month of November. The Ramsey Prong Road will be closed from the turnoff to the trailhead on Tuesday, November 1, through Monday, November 14, to allow repairs on two bridges.
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Species Mapper Helps You Pinpoint Flora And Fauna In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Inventory and Monitoring Branch has partnered with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Arts at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to create a new web application called Species Mapper.
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Annual Mountain Life Festival At Great Smoky Mountains National Park This Weekend

There's something about the Appalachians. Perhaps it was due to my college days in West Virginia, but the history and culture held in the mountains and hollows has always intrigued me. I felt that pull again earlier this week during a short visit to Shenandoah National Park. If you have felt it, too, you might want to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park this weekend for the annual Mountain Life Festival.
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Information Sought By Park Users, And That Provided By The National Park Service, Can Be Miles Apart

The information highway between park managers and park users can be full of curves and hills, as a recent situation at Great Smoky Mountains National Park demonstrated when it comes to what some users want in terms of information, and what parks routinely provide and even how they provide it.
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