July 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Southern Forest Watch Logo

Okay, we are taking a vote.  There is some division about the preferred new SFW logo designs created so artfully by Mr. Michael Shannon.  So I decided to have a vote.  If you prefer the Full Owl or the Owl Eye, please indicate so in the comments below.  I will say that we give it one week before the consensus is made. Remember, this will be our trademark, non profit logo forever!…

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Added by John Quillen on July 30, 2012 at 2:47pm — 28 Comments

Meeting Minutes Southern Forest Watch and Ditmanson plus Park Leadership

 

(The enclosed document is a summary of the meeting between Southern Forest Watch and Smokies Leadership. Notes were taken by Melissa Cobern, NPS backcountry specialist and a copy was requested by the Southern Forest Watch.)…

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Added by John Quillen on July 19, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

More Sugarlands Shenanigans

It seems that the problematic behavior coming out of the top ranks at Sugarlands is unending.  I have recently learned, and it has been confirmed by multiple sources, that someone (read Ditmanson almost of a certainty) is denying researchers access to old maps of pre-Park locations (houses, mills, farms, and the like).  These documents are public property and are not under any State Department 30- or 50-year rule or anything like that.  In other words, they are in public domain and denial of…

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Added by Jim Casada on July 12, 2012 at 2:31pm — 1 Comment

FYI....trail issues

The following trails have been closed to all use: • Scott Mountain Trail • Chestnut Top Trail • West Prong Trail • Finley Cane Trail • Rabbit Creek Trail (Cades Cove Trailhead to junction with Hatcher/Hannah) • Ace Gap Trail The following trails are closed to horse riding, but open to hikers: • Rich Mountain Trail • Indian Grave Gap Trail • Rich Mountain Loop Trail • Crooked Arm Ridge Trail • Crib Gap Trail • Turkey Pen Ridge Trail • Lead Cove Trail • Schoolhouse Gap Trail • Bote Mountain Trail… Continue

Added by frank w on July 9, 2012 at 10:54am — 13 Comments

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