Science & Environment

The Lost Sea in Sweetwater

The Lost Sea in Sweetwater

Science & Environment, State News July 16, 2015 at 2:51 am 0 comments

SWEETWATER (press release)—Just down the road in Sweetwater, Tennessee is an amazing creature of nature, The Lost Sea. Thirteen-year-old Ben Sands discovered the underground lake in 1905. In June 1965, The Lost Sea became a public attraction bringing Monroe County and Tennessee notoriety from all over the world. The fullRead More

Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont

Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont

Reptiles & Amphibians Program July 27-29, 2015 TOWNSEND (press release)—Discover the secret lives of reptile and amphibian species in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Focus will be on their specific adaptations and distributions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Emphasis will be given to general natural history of each species, includingRead More

2015 TWRA WMA Big Game Quota Hunt application period open until July 23

2015 TWRA WMA Big Game Quota Hunt application period open until July 23

Science & Environment, State News July 13, 2015 at 9:38 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2015 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts: the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA Youth will run through July 23. Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 23. The WMA hunting instruction listsRead More

Cosby area reopened

Cosby area reopened

Science & Environment, State News July 7, 2015 at 6:44 pm 0 comments

GSMNP (press release)—Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials reopened the Cosby entrance road, campground, and picnic area this morning. The area has been closed due to flood damage since June 22. Park maintenance crews cleared rocks and debris from the roadway and repaired over 1,000 feet of road shoulders whereRead More

Park reopens Hazel Creek Backcountry area

Park reopens Hazel Creek Backcountry area

News, Science & Environment July 7, 2015 at 6:23 pm 0 comments

GSMNP (press release)—Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are reopening trails and backcountry campsites in the Hazel Creek area. The area has been closed since June 6 following the recent bear attack. Park rangers and wildlife biologists have been monitoring the area daily using traps and cameras. Biologists recently detectedRead More

National Park hosts birds of prey program

National Park hosts birds of prey program

GSMNP (press release)—Great Smoky Mountains National Park is teaming up with the Balsam Mountain Trust for a third year to present a special program, Birds of Prey, at the Oconaluftee Multipurpose Room on Friday, July 10. Michael Skinner, Executive Director of the Balsam Mountain Trust, will conduct an hour-long BirdsRead More

Cosby area temporarily closed due to storm damage

Cosby area temporarily closed due to storm damage

Science & Environment, State News July 2, 2015 at 1:32 am 0 comments

GSMNP (press release) Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the temporary closure of the Cosby entrance road due to flood damage. Recently flash flooding along Rock Creek spilled over the banks damaging road shoulders along 1,500 linear feet of the Cosby entrance road. Underground electric and phone lines wereRead More

Music and Independence Day for Tennessee Tourism

Music and Independence Day for Tennessee Tourism

By Amanda Stravinsky July 1 Munford – Celebrate American freedom with a free family event featuring music, games and a fireworks display 7:30 p.m. in Munford City Park. July 2 Nashville – Listen to music provided by Coal Train Railroad part of Family Night Out 6:30 p.m. at Cheekwood BotanicalRead More

Park Reports Hazel Creek bear DNA results

Park Reports Hazel Creek bear DNA results

National News, Science & Environment June 30, 2015 at 6:11 pm 0 comments

Wrong bear euthanized GSMNP (press release)—Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials received DNA results from the bear attack occurring at backcountry campsite 84 where a 16-year old male from Ohio was seriously injured by a bear on June 6. Immediately following the report of the attack, rangers and wildlife biologistsRead More

Marine veteran’s Huntsville home is seized

Marine veteran’s Huntsville home is seized

National News, News, Science & Environment June 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm 0 comments

Family trying to live a “green” life SAN FRANCISCO (press release)—There is a growing movement among many Americans to live “off the grid.” These individuals tend to grow their own food, produce their own electricity and even obtain their own water and dispose of it after they use it. InRead More