If you’re looking to spend some time in the woods, you’ll probably want to try a trip to French’s Stream in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s a pleasant half-mile trail that runs along the river, and you’ll find some excellent fishing opportunities. In addition, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to view wildlife.
WCS ‘A la Francaise’
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is an international organization headquartered in New York City’s Bronx Zoo. They are active in more than 50 countries, employing over 3,000 staff and field personnel. Its main focus is on Africa, but the organization has offices in 65 countries and a presence in the Americas, Asia, and the Caribbean. WCS is a founding member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Conservation Congress.
Their big bet is their Africa Program, which covers four major regions: Eastern and Central Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In December of last year, the Wildlife Conservation Society and ICCN signed a 10-year management agreement for OWR, a 13,000km2 protected lowland tropical forest in the DRC.
In addition to the RIAs that are included in the FOST, the former RIAs and closed RIAs are dark shading. The Navy also addressed open drainage swales, catch basins and storm sewer lines.
The former Aircraft Rinse Facility was located north of the Taxiway A and the hangars. It consisted of a 7,555 square foot concrete pad. It was heated by electric baseboard heaters. There was no detergent used in the facility.
The TACAN outfall is a major outfall for the base storm water system. It drains to the east branch of the French Stream. This outfall is contained within a 20 foot buffer. However, the outfall itself is excluded from the SP-4 subparcel.
The French Stream was culverted in the past, but is now intermittent drainage ditch. About a third of the parcel is designated wetland.
0.5 mile trail along French’s Stream
French’s Stream Trail provides up close access to the stream. The trail is located near Forge Pond Park in Hanover. At the end of the trail, you’ll find a gravel ramp to Forge Pond.
Although the hiking trails are easy, it’s best to prepare ahead. Make sure you have plenty of water to keep you hydrated.
You’ll have to be prepared to walk a lot of elevation gains and loses. There are some small side ravines. However, most of the trail is wide, well-paved, and offers good views. During springtime, trillium blooms brighten the forest floor.
A little less than half a mile from the trailhead, the forest turns to old-growth trees. Several rock promontories are visible. This part of the trail is a great place to watch for wildlife.
Settlement funds requirement
The OINP (Ontario Immigration Nominee Program) requires candidates to prove they are well financed enough to make the move to Ontario. This is the ol’ skool way to test your mettle. To be considered a bona fide nominee, you’ll need to demonstrate you have a fat wallet and a solid work history. In other words, you need to have a well paid job and enough savings to get you through a recession. Plus, you may have a spouse or children who need support as well. You may be eligible for the OINP if you are eligible for the Express Entry program.
While you’re at it, you’ll want to apply for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), a program aimed at those with some work experience under their belts. You’ll need to have an excellent command of English in addition to a smattering of French.