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N

ED SMITH grew up in a wilder
Penn's Woods, before conservation became science, before DDT,
before predator bounties disappeared.
He revered all things wild, meticulously studying and gathering information
about the myriad life forms that bind the
outdoors together.
And his love for nature showed in his
work.
His hundreds of wildlife paintings,
thousands of pen-and-ink drawings and
countless field-journal entries that formed
the basis for his signature Gone for the
Day column often championed nature's
little guys and hardly knowns, as well as
the whitetail bucks and ruffed grouse that
drew his dogged pursuit.
As might be expected, Ned's work
drew immediate attention that would
follow him through life. But most who
appreciated his work perhaps didn't fully
appreciate who he was.
"Through Gone for the Day and his art,
Ned Smith was widely known," explained
Jerry Hassinger, a retired Game Commission wildlife diversity biologist and
friend of Ned's. "Very few, however, were
aware of Ned Smith, the conservationist

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and educator. And yet those two words
encapsulate much of what he did in his
life, and his work."
Today, Ned's love of conservation and
the value he gave to understanding it live
on at a center cradled among the mountains he spent his life roaming.
Developed to carry on his commitment
to the wise use of natural resources and to
exhibit his artistry across varied mediums,
the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art
is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
But its path to existence wasn't an
easy one.
When Ned died in the spring of 1985,
his followers were legion, diverse, young
and old.
Most thought his passing at 65 premature. And close friends soon began to
worry Ned's body of work would slip into
trivial history, which was totally unacceptable to them.
They believed his message and artwork
were timelessly relevant.
In the late 1980s, some of Ned's friends
got together with his widow Marie to discuss developing a nature center in Ned's
memory, and a plan grew from ensuing
discussions.
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