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Category: Great Smoky Mountains National Park News

Summer interns value GSMNP experiences

August 30, 2016

Summer Interns from NC and TN 2016

by Linden Jones Rising Junior at Asheville School Asheville, North Carolina Our six weeks in the Smokies were eye opening. We learned how to track elk using radio telemetry and triangulation. We helped out around the Oconaluftee and Sugarlands Visitor…

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Celebrating 100 Years of America’s Best Idea

August 25, 2016

When President Woodrow Wilson signed the¬†National Park Service Organic Act on August 25,¬†1916, there were only 35 national parks in the United States. Today, 413 units of the National Park Service cover 84 million acres in all 50 states and…

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Interns help maintain cemeteries in GSMNP

August 22, 2016

rangers give instruction for maintaining cemeteries

by Laura Booth GSMNP Intern Warren Wilson College student Graduate of Swain County High School, Bryson, NC As my internship in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park comes to an end, and I reflect back on all my experiences and…

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