Hearings and Business Meetings

Alumni Hall, Highsmith Union, University of North Carolina Asheville, One University Heights, Asheville, North Carolina 09:30 AM
The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony regarding the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory of all species within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Specifically, the hearing will address: (1) How much has been learned up to this point and at what cost? (2) What is left to be done and what is the estimated time and cost to complete the inventory? (3) How has the data been used and are there other ways to use it? (4) What changes, if any, should be made in the program and (5) Should the program be expanded to include other National Parks?

Witness Panel 1

  • Glen Bogart
    Pi Bet Phi Elementary School, Gatlinburg TN
  • Dale Ditmason
    Park Superintendent
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, National Park Service
  • Dr. Tim Watkins
    Program Officer
    National Geographic Society
  • Dr. Peter White
    Professor of Biology
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill