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We are advocates, hunters, anglers, and boots-on-the-ground conservationists who work to ensure everyone has sustainable access to the outdoors.
You can support the fight for our wildlife, waters, and wild places by donating today.

Nominate a Conservation Hero

Do you know someone who:

  • Educates younger generations about wildlife and the outdoors?
  • Works in conservation, forestry, or wildlife management?
  • Brings communities together to improve public lands or waterways?
  • Has restored wildlife habitat on their land?

Nominations are open for the 59th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards! Deadline is March 1.

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Issues & Advocacy

Two otters amongst the river litter
LITTER

Prevent Litter, Preserve the Land We Love

Tennessee has a pollution problem. Litter affects wildlife, agriculture, recreation, and much more—all of which lead to negative impacts on Tennessee’s economy, health, and wild places. It’s time for a change that addresses the root of the problem.

A jumping mass of carp overrun the river
Invasive Carp

Invasive Carp Threaten Tennessee’s Native Fish

Invasive carp have taken over the Mississippi River system—and have moved aggressively into the Tennessee and Cumberland River systems.

A man in waders fishing in the crowded river
River Recreation

Reducing River Overcrowding

Water is a public resource utilized by anglers, boaters, canoers and kayakers, and other recreationists. With a significant increase of recreational use in recent years, overcrowding on Tennessee’s rivers has reached a critical level and solutions are needed so we can all enjoy this natural resource.

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Fish & Wildlife
Land & Habitat
Outdoor Pursuits
Streams, Rivers & Wetlands

Speak out

Let your lawmakers know conservation is important to you.

Help lead Tennessee's wildlife and habitat conservation movement by making your voice heard.

Give

Donate to support wild Tennessee and our great outdoors.

Your generosity helps manage wildlife populations and restore habitats for a more vibrant Tennessee.

Outdoor Outreach

hunters for the hungry

Give Back By Hunting

Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program feeds Tennesseans in need by providing hunger relief organizations, such as food banks and soup kitchens, with venison donated by generous deer hunters. It allows hunters to do what they love, donate venison, and give back to their communities.

Local hunters for the hungry deliver venison
A student and teacher learning about duck hunting in the field
Hunting and Fishing Academy

Learn to Hunt and Fish

Engage with nature while supporting conservation. Sportsmen and women play a vital role in fish and wildlife conservation in Tennessee. Tennessee Wildlife Federation enthusiastically works to recruit and develop the next generation of hunters, anglers, and conservationists of all ages to keep the movement strong and effective.
Scholastic Clay Target Program

Introduce Youth to Sporting and Conservation

Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) provides youth ages 9 through the 12th grade and college an opportunity to participate in the three main shotgun disciplines—trap, skeet, and sporting clays—with peers from across the state. Tennessee SCTP is designed to teach the importance of safe firearm handling, responsibility, leadership, teamwork, and promote healthy competition.

A young girl participating in the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program

Habitats We Restore

Forests

Grasslands

Streams & Rivers

Wetlands

Get the latest conservation news and actions to take!