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  1. Keeping Black Bears Wild and People Safe

    Keeping Black Bears Wild and People Safe The human-bear conflict will always be a concern in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This article recently published on National Parks Traveler—a nonprofit media organization dedicated to covering national parks and protected areas—is shared here to emphasize the importance of BearWise awareness. Black bear Read more...
  2. Permanent Camp: Evergreen Strategies

    Permanent Camp: Evergreen Strategies By George Ellison with illustration by Elizabeth Ellison Winter simplifies, scaling life down to the bare essentials. Solitude is surer then. The muted browns and grays of the soil and stones display a somber intensity. There are no curtains of leaves to obstruct vision. And winter outings provide an opportunity to observe evergreen plants more Read more...
  3. New Bee Discovered After Chimney Tops II Fires

    New Bee Discovered After Chimney Tops II Fires By Frances Figart New pollinators like the cellophane-cuckoo bee have moved into the Smokies after the Chimney Tops II fires. Photo courtesy of Will Kuhn Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a new bee. It’s a variety of cellophane-cuckoo bee called Epeolus inornatus discovered by researchers studying how the Read more...
  4. Image for the Asking: The Road Less Traveled

    Image for the Asking: The Road Less Traveled Story and image by Don McGowan Before the autumn escapes completely into winter and the light begins slowly to turn into spring, I want to speak about one of my favorite locations for fall color. In this place you will not find the perspective of a great vista; there are no waves of mountain ridges receding into the distance as far as one& Read more...
  5. Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: Meet author Morgan Simmons and Illustrator Don Wood, talents behind GSMA's newest children's book, Singing Creek

    Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: Meet author Morgan Simmons and Illustrator Don Wood, talents behind GSMA's newest children's book, Singing Creek On our latest episode of Smoky Mountain Air, we talk to Morgan Simmons and Don Wood, the author and illustrator of Singing Creek—a new book published by GSMA that takes young readers on an adventure of music and survival in the world of a Smoky Mountain stream. Morgan Simmons is a former outdoor editor for the Knoxville News Sentinel. Read more...
  6. Wildlife Biologist for Eastern Band of Cherokee Shares Indigenous Knowledge  

    Wildlife Biologist for Eastern Band of Cherokee Shares Indigenous Knowledge    by Frances Figart, Creative Services Director The supervisory fisheries and wildlife biologist for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is Caleb Hickman. But Hickman is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, one of two other federally recognized Cherokee tribes. “We share a common ancestry here in the mountains,” Hickman Read more...
  7. "Singing Creek" Is Live and Streaming! Creators Host Book Signing, Conversation, and Concert

    Something musical is coming straight from the Smokies into living rooms everywhere—and it has claws!  Great Smoky Mountains Association is pleased to announce a very special holiday-time book event with the creators of its newest title for younger readers, Singing Creek. Join author Morgan Simmons and illustrator Don Wood for this one- Read more...
  8. Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: David Brill talks about his GSMA title Into the Mist and writing for Smokies Life magazine

    Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: David Brill talks about his GSMA title Into the Mist and writing for Smokies Life magazine On your way to #OptOutside today, listen to our new podcast episode featuring David Brill, outdoor writer and contributor to GSMA's Smokies Life magazine. Brill is the author of Into the Mist, a collection of real-life stories depicting people caught in extreme situations in the Smokies and their dramatic struggles for survival. Into the Read more...
  9. Image for the Asking: The Ace of Sycamores

    Image for the Asking: The Ace of Sycamores Story and image by Don McGowan In reflecting on the teaching of the photographic process as it relates to the composition of images, I have understood that what is involved distills itself into two primary aspects: elements and principles; and that within these primary groupings there are a number of sub-groupings, all of which are rightly Read more...
  10. The Story of the Cades Cove Pumpkin

    The Story of the Cades Cove Pumpkin The following story originally appeared in the fall 2014 issue of Smokies Guide. Back issues of the official Great Smoky Mountains National Park newspaper are available to read online or download at the GSMA Smokies Guide archive. The Story of the Cades Cove Pumpkin The John Oliver Cabin in Cades Cove was built in 1821, three Read more...

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