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for Friend of Wildlife Vol. 45 Issue 1, Winter 1997
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Ozone-laden urban smog and acid rain are a threat to the Appalachian Mountains, as evidenced by damaged forests on Clingman's Dome and Mount Mitchell. The tightening of ozone standards is vital if the mountains are to be protected.
While more people visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park than any other, federal funding remains static, and services are declining. Alternatives include seeking more federal money or raising funds privately.
Carolina Trout Company is appealing the Tennessee Valley Authority's denial of their request to place commercial trout farms in public lakes, including Fontana. The authority believes that the farms could adversely affect the environment.
Scenic vistas along the Blue Ridge Parkway are threatened not only by pollution and insects, but also by encroaching developments. Governor Hunt's Year of the Mountains Commission is seeking funds for property purchases and easements.