Last week the Smoky Mountain Field School spent a few days at the Land and Wildlife Expo at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.  The Expo is a three-day event with the nation’s leading experts in land conservation and wildlife management. It brought in people from all over the entire United States. Guests who stopped by the SMFS table traveled from as far away as Alaska, Florida, New York and Texas.

While in the Nashville area, SMFS also met with the eight-county Sierra Club at Radnor Lake State Natural Area. SMFS Co-director Joel Zachary said, “I had a very enthusiastic crowd that showed considerable interest.”


This trip to Nashville is a first of many for the SMFS. The overwhelming interest in programs was very encouraging.