Great Smoky Mountains

A Q&A with Don Barger on Progress Reducing Coal-Based Pollution in the Southeast

A Transformative Victory

A Q&A with Don Barger on Progress Reducing Coal-Based Pollution in the Southeast

Above: The difference in pollution levels between 1990 and 2010 at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo courtesy of Colorado State University. […]

New Report: Air Quality in the Smokies Is Headed in the Right Direction

A new report from Colorado State University confirms that air quality in our most-visited national park is measurably better, thanks […]

Cosberella Lamaralexanderi.

Friday Photo: The Great Plaid Crawly Things of the Smokies

Scientists believe some 80,000 species live in the 800 square miles of Great Smoky Mountains National Park—a diversity of plants and […]

The volunteer crew at Hemphill Bald.

An Appreciation for Those Who Came Before

The expansive views of the Southern Appalachian Mountains from the summit of Hemphill Bald are enough to make anyone want […]

The Ledges at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio.

National Parks, and Park Apps, Free for National Park Week

Next week is National Park Week! Starting this Saturday, April 21, through Sunday, April 29, all 397 units of the park system will waive […]