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Jeff Hunter, senior program manager with National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) in Asheville, will speak about his work to improve wildlife’s ability to safely cross Interstate 40 in the Pigeon River Gorge on Thursday, March 12 at the UT Arboretum Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
Hunter’s work includes issues related to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Many of us will remember Jeff’s excellent work when he led the Tennessee Wild wilderness campaign focused on permanently protect-ing nearly 20,000 acres in the Cherokee National Forest, including 4.5 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The Tennessee Wilderness Act signed into law in December 2018 saw that project through to completion.
This program is co-sponsored with the UT Arboretum and the UT Arboretum Society. It is free and open to the public.