Wednesday, 17 May 2017 16:03 Written by Holly Kays
Dealing with the aftermath of two major storms while preparing for what could be another record-breaking visitor season, trail crews in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been keeping busy this spring. “Three major projects are taking place in addition to the normal routine spring cleaning that our crews do, along with storm damage that we’ve had from several different wind events,” said park spokesperson…
A poll commissioned by the conservation coalition Land for Tomorrow showed wide support for land and water conservation, with mountain residents voicing the strongest support. Statewide, 73 percent of those polled wanted the state to fund $100 million for the state’s three publicly funded conservation trust funds.