Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Park Superintendent Recognizes First African American Naturalist

August 29, 2019

From Great Smoky Mountains National Parks News Reports: On Thursday, August 29, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Cassius Cash had the unique opportunity to meet and recognize Dr. Joe Lee, of Jupiter, FL, for his service as the first…

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Smokies Cup held at Biltmore Sporting Clays Club, Sept. 20

Smokies Cup shield logo

by Julie Dodd Friends of the Smokies will hold its first annual Smokies Cup on Friday, September 20, at the Biltmore Sporting Clays Club in Asheville. The Biltmore Sporting Clays Club is housed in the restored Jones House, a contributing…

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Elk monitoring in Cataloochee Valley

August 24, 2019

interns using telemetry equipment

Monitoring elk with telemetry was one of the skills the GSMNP high school summer interns learned during their six-week internship. Hunter Hicks explains the experience the interns had tracking down elk calves. by Hunter Hicks William Blount High School graduate…

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