Welcome to the new website for the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association (GSMCA). This is a special centennial year for on December 21, 2023 it will be exactly 100 years since the GSMCA was established in Knoxville to create a national park in the Smokies. It was a long and challenging road, but without the dedication and determination of our founding members, and many partners, there would simply be no Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

GSMCA continues to be an advocate for the park and each year supports scientific research grants within the park through the Carlos C. Campbell and James T. Tanner Memorial Fellowships.