A $25,000 grant has been contributed by the National Park Foundation to a fire relief fund set up to help those affected by the deadly Chimney Tops Fire that swept Great Smoky Mountains National Park last November.
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With winter in the rearview mirror, roads and facilities around Great Smoky Mountains National Park are opening for the spring season.
Horace Kephart roamed the Smoky Mountains in all seasons, but he held springtime here in high esteem.
Delicate trilliums, glorious columbines, and flamboyant redbuds are some of the harbingers of spring found across the National Park System. This is a favorite season for birds, bees, and photographers. Wildlife is more easily seen in the spring in many parks, too, making the coming three months idyllic for exploring the parks.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are thinking that a small solar energy system could supply the energy needs of the Cable Mill area in Cades Cove.
A colloquium coming later this month will examine a variety of natural resource topics dear to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ranging from salamanders in the park to bats and climate change.
The spine of the Appalachian Range runs north and south through the Mid- and South-Atlantic states, a rumpled stretch of mountains that long has provided a corridor for species. One uninvited species, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, arrived in 1951, and since then has attacked hemlock forests once commonplace in Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Since 1988 the National Park Service has been battling the tiny insect, and has met with varying success in those three parks. While much work remains to be done, there is optimism some of the hemlock stands will be saved. In the following stories, we take a look at the campaign.
Spring can be one of those iffy seasons in the National Park System. You might run into warm, sunny days with an easy breeze at your back. Or, you could find yourself being pelted by sleet, battered by a stiff wind, with grey clouds scooting by overhead.
More than two dozen buildings that are not considered significant to the Elkmont Historic District in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are to be torn down, while four others will be preserved.
Where will you be on August 21 when the solar eclipse casts its shadow across the United States? At Great Smoky Mountains National Park, officials are planning a party to help you both view and understand the science of the eclipse.