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Date
Title
Author
Quoted
08/23/22
Safe Passage: The I-40 Pigeon River Gorge Wildlife Crossing Project
Frances Figart
Don Barger
Hugh Irwin
Steve Goodman
Tara Anderson
Jeff Hunter
WATE
08/22/22
New research calls for wildlife passages along I-40 in the Smokies
Lexi Spivak
Jeff Hunter
08/06/22
Word from the Smokies: Safe Passage facilitator Jeff Hunter named Conservationist of Year
Frances Figart
Jeff Hunter
Don Barger
Hugh Irwin
Tara Anderson
07/28/22
With illustrated book, Smokies partners lobby elementary schoolers in the effort to stem animal road deaths
Matt Peiken
Frances Figart
Jeff Hunter
07/03/22
Blueprint unveiled for preventing wildlife traffic collisions through I-40 gorge
Becky Johnson
Liz Hillard
Jeff Hunter
Kyle Groetzinger, NPCA
06/11/22
Word from the Smokies: Stage is set for wildlife enhancements on I-40
Frances Figart
Jeff Hunter
WBIR
05/24/22
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure
Katelynn Keenehan
Bill Stiver, Supervisory Biologist, NPS

Kristen Botzet, NPS
05/22/22
Elk and other large species in NC mountains constrained by changing habitats, human activity (Note: Doesn’t mention Safe Passage project by name)
Jack Igelman
Liz Hillard
Nikki Robinson
05/11/22
GSMA projects pull in awards
SMN Staff
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03/05/22
Word from the Smokies: TEDx Asheville speaker champions Safe Passage project for wildlife
Frances Figart
Nikki Robinson
02/01/22
Fates lend a hand: Asheville band featured in music video filmed in Flag Pong to promote wildlife crossings
Bryan Stevens
Lexi McGraw, pianist
Joe Lamirand, percussion, production, engineering
01/25/22
Music video highlights need for wildlife passage under and over I-40

Lexi McGraw, pianist
Joe Lamirand, percussion, production, engineering
Smoky Mountain Living Vol. 22, Issue 1 (no link available as of 2/3/22)
01/06/22
A Conversation With the Smokies’ Wildlife Crossing Guard
Holy Kays
Jeff Hunter
12/31/21
The Fates lend their voices to new music video benefiting Safe Passage Project
Frances Figart
Bella Wells-Fried, violinist
Lexi McGraw, pianist
Joe Lamirand, percussion, production, engineering
Natalie Karrh, guitarist
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 
12/04/21
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 
12/01/21
Our Top 7: The Best Things That Happened for Parks This Year
Multiple NPCA staff members contributed to this story.
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