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Nancy Henderson

Quiet-loving chairmaker Curtis Buchanan long ago traded his power tools for a sledgehammer and a drawknife. Read more

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What do you do if your neighbor hates the wildlife you’re trying to attract? Read more

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Working for Survival. Advocates for endangered red wolves fight to bring them back—and banish stereotypes. Read more

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Tal Galton

A boyhood love of reptiles led ecotour company owner Tal Galton to a lifelong exploration of nature. Read more

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This aggressive fish is a formidable threat to native species. Read more

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Julie Johnson

Who gets a title like that on her business card? River guide extraordinaire Julie Johnson, that’s who. Read more

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Alan Shuptrine

Tennessee watercolorist captures the people and places along the Appalachian Trail. Read more

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That strange critter crossing the road might not be a possum. Read more

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Jesse Cheers

Boyhood experiences led him to believe that everybody went fishing. These days he’s working toward that goal. Read more

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Come early spring at damp, leaf-covered spots in the Southern mountains, the salamander mating rituals can be spectacular. Read more

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For these pudgy prognosticators, February 2 is more like Valentine’s Day. Read more

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Skittish and shy, foxes seldom pose a threat to humans. Read more

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Building a following. Photographer Jared Kreiss captures the mysteries of East Tennessee and beyond. Read more

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Freshwater mussels are among the most interesting—and imperiled—critters on the planet. Read more

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Kayla Carter is a role model for recruiting young people to outdoor pursuits. Read more

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Chris Kappler turns flying obsession into soaring sideline business. A chance encounter with a discerning pilot changed a 15-year-old’s life forever. Read more

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Celebration includes 1928 admission prices: 40 cents matinee; 60 cents evenings. Read more

Country Roads

When Sarah Dusek and her husband Jacob were looking for a spot to launch another Under Canvas retreat after opening “glamping” sites in four western national parks, they chose the Smokies. Read more

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Chipmunks causing structural damage? That’s just a myth, says one national wildlife expert. Read more

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The non-profit Conservation Fisheries Inc. raises rare indigenous fish. Read more

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