Anyone active in Maine’s outdoors scene either knows or knows of George Smith.
For 18 years, he served as executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. He also hosted a TV show called Wildfire, and is perhaps best known for his articles, columns, blogs and books about the Maine outdoors, sporting camps and the sights and sounds of the state he loves.
In one of those columns last week, Smith revealed that he has been diagnosed with ALS.
Maine Calling’s Jennifer Rooks spoke with Smith and with Nell Davies from the ALS Foundation on Friday.