News From The Mountains

Park Plans Prescribed Burn Operation in Little Cataloochee

April 4, 2019

Great Smoky Mountains National Park fire management officials plan to conduct a 284-acre prescribed burn in the Little Cataloochee area on Thursday, April 4. The Little Cataloochee Trail will be closed to all public use from the Long Bunk Trail…

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Park and EBCI Finalize Agreement Allowing Sochan Gathering

March 26, 2019

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians (EBCI) finalized a gathering agreement that allows the gathering of sochan (Rudbeckia laciniata) for traditional purposes by 36 permitted tribal members. Park Superintendent Cassius Cash and Principal…

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Olympian-Guided Hiking Series Kicks off 21st Year with Friends of the Smokies

March 13, 2019

KODAK, Tenn. – “Get on the Trail with Friends & Missy” is kicking off its 21st year as a guided hiking series to raise funds to support Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The series features day hikes in the Smokies…

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Park Launches ‘SmokyMtnU’

March 5, 2019

Great Smoky Mountains National Park staff recently launched a pilot education program, ‘SmokyMtnU,’ through a partnership with Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). As a part of a four-credit biology course, students are spending their spring break learning about the diversity…

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