Engaged supporters like you make all the difference for conservation policy work. For nearly three-quarters of a century, Tennessee Wildlife Federation has been on Capitol Hill monitoring bills that affect fish and wildlife. We work with legislators to find effective solutions to our state’s greatest conservation needs. This year, as state funding and priorities quickly […]
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People don’t just enjoy nature, we need it. Thrive Regional Partnership recently launched The Cradle of Southern Appalachia initiative, a tri-state, collaborative landscape conservation blueprint to protect the region’s highest-quality natural areas. Tennessee Wildlife Federation is a proud partner. The initiative has been endorsed by Thrive’s Natural Treasure’s Alliance, a collective of conservation, outdoor recreation, and […]
Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Tennessee SCTP State Championships looked a little different than in years past but the competition was as exciting as ever. To ensure the health and safety of participants, Tennessee Wildlife Federation took a number of precautions, including adjusting the competition format, encouraging participants to wear masks, and reducing group […]
Opinion article by Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife Federation, and Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of National Wildlife Federation As we prepare to rebuild from the devastation wrought by the pandemic, we will need to summon solutions that match the magnitude of the moment. One challenge we will have to address is the youth […]
Trailblazing conservationist passes On February 20, Tennessee Wildlife Federation and all of Tennessee lost a longtime friend and conservationist, J. Clark Akers, III. A Nashville native, Clark’s love for the outdoors led to a number of notable successes for Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources. The most acclaimed was when Clark led a precedent-setting effort to […]
Tennessee Wildlife Federation is pleased to welcome Jill Hanggi as one of the newest members of the board of directors. “We’re excited to have Jill serve as a new member on the board,” said Ric Wolbrecht, chairman of the board of directors of Tennessee Wildlife Federation. “Each board member brings different strengths to the table […]
Wading a mountain stream in East Tennessee, a lazy river in the mid-state or a backwater to the west, it’s easy to think that these waterways are the same as they’ve been for centuries. But that’s rarely the case. Through the early 20th century, Tennesseans relied on a primitive system of levees and private dams […]
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