Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Bears need to eat without human interruption

November 1, 2018

bear eating white oak acorns

by Julie Dodd Fall is an important time of year for black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be eating. “This is the time they fatten up and get ready for hibernating,” said Bill Stiver, GSMNP Supervisory…

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The Stream Guardian: Vol. 2

October 27, 2018

Fish of the Smokies article

With more than 2,100 miles of streams, Great Smoky Mountains National Park attracts its fair share of anglers, an estimated 400,000 annually! To help reach them all with project updates, reports, and fun fish facts about these precious freshwater resources,…

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GSMNP interns practice search and rescue skills

October 19, 2018

GSMNP interns practice first aid

Megan Galloway, a high school student at Haywood Early College in Waynesville, North Carolina, participated in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s high school internship program for six weeks this past summer. In this post, she shares the events of the…

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