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Date
Title
Author
Quoted
12/26/21
Asheville group The Fates perform song to support Safe Passage Project
Frances Figart
Bella Wells-Fried, violinist
Lexi McGraw, pianist
Joe Lamirand, percussion, production, engineering
Natalie Karrh, guitarist
12/22/21
Music Video advocates for wildlife crossings
SMN Staff
Joe Lamirand, Indianapolis-based filmmaker and musician
12/14/21
Asheville-based band The Fates release music video with Great Smoky Mountains Association
Press release from Great Smoky Mountains Association
Lexi McGraw, The Fates Pianist and Bassist

Joe Lamirand, Indianapolis-based filmmaker and musician 
12/4/21
Word from the Smokies: Travis Wilson helps provide safe passage for wildlife in NC
Frances Figart
Travis Wilson, NC Widllife Resources Commission Eastern Deprtment of Trans Habitat Conservation Cordinator


NPCA 
12.1.21
Our Top 7: The Best Things That Happened for Parks This Year
Multiple NPCA staff members contributed to this story.
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WRAL
Waynesville, NC 
11.28.21
Pickup from WBIR:
NCDOT to create “wildlife corridors” to help bears pass safetly underneath I-40
Katelyn Keenehan
Jeff Hunter, Senior Program Manager, NPCA

Wanda Austin, NCDOT Division 14 Engineer
Independent Tribune, Concord, NC
11.26.21
Pickup from News and Observer:
NCDOT is building highway bridges for wildlife as well as humans
Richard Stradling
Wanda Austin, NCDOT Division 14 Engineer

Dr. Liz Hillard, Wildlife Biologist, Wildlands Network

Ron Sutherland, Chief Scientist, Wildlands Network

Jeff Hunter, Senior Program Manager, NPCA
News and Observer Raleigh, NC
11.25.21
NCDOT is building highway bridges for wildlife as well as humans
Richard Stradling
Wanda Austin, NCDOT Division 14 Engineer

Dr. Liz Hillard, Wildlife Biologist, Wildlands Network

Ron Sutherland, Chief Scientist, Wildlands Network

Jeff Hunter, Senior Program Manager, NPCA
WBIR Knoxville, TN
11.18.21
Wildlife underpass on I-40 near the Pigeon River Gorge is meant to decrease animal deaths
Katelyn Keenehan
Wanda Austin, NCDOT Division 14 Engineer

Jeff Hunter, Senior Program Manager, NPCA
11.17.21
Harmon Den bridge will feature animal underpass
Holly Kays
Dr. Liz Hillard, Wildlife Biologist, Wildlands Network

Wanda Austin, NCDOT Division 14 Engineer

David Uchiyama, NCDOT spokesperson
11.16.21
Wildlife 'bloodbath' on I-40: 8 bears, 2 deer killed in 14 days in Pigeon River Gorge
Derek Lacey

11.16.21
Research holds key to wildlife crossing success in the Pigeon River Gorge
Frances Figart
Hugh Irwin, Senior Conservation Specialist, Wilderness Society

Tim Gestwicki, CEO, North Carolina Wildlife Federation

Steve Goodman, Wildlife Biologist, NPCA