GSMNP http://wuot.org en Ditmanson Hanging Up Hat After 10 Years At GSMNP http://wuot.org/post/ditmanson-hanging-hat-after-10-years-gsmnp <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Dale </span>Ditmanson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> moved from Philadelphia in 2004 to take over the Superintendent duties at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, he received a valuable bit of advice from former superintendent Karen Wade.&nbsp; “She told me, ‘be prepared to be embraced by the community,’” </span>Ditmanson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says.</span></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 12560 at http://wuot.org Ditmanson Hanging Up Hat After 10 Years At GSMNP Group Claims Smokies Shutdown Costing $2M Per Day http://wuot.org/post/group-claims-smokies-shutdown-costing-2m-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A report prepared by a group representing retired Park Service employees claims the federal shutdown is costing East Tennessee and Western North Carolina approximately two million dollars a day in lost revenue.</span></p><p>The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) report released Thursday used October 2012 attendance figures for twelve of the leading national parks and attempted to calculate the amount of money those visitors would have spent if the parks had been open this year.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:09:26 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 9477 at http://wuot.org Group Claims Smokies Shutdown Costing $2M Per Day New Technology Helps Track Rare Birds In Smokies http://wuot.org/post/new-technology-helps-track-rare-birds-smokies <p></p><p>If you want to find out if a rare bird like the Prairie Warbler is living near you, you can stand out in a field and listen for its call.&nbsp; But that could take hours.&nbsp; Or days.&nbsp; Or months.&nbsp; And you still might miss it.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 4458 at http://wuot.org New Technology Helps Track Rare Birds In Smokies