The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently voiced concerns about how Waters of the United States (WOTUS) were defined under a 2020 rule. They issued a proposed federal rulemaking notice to redefine these waters under the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. This is significant in that it establishes the […]
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On September 16, expert panelists organized by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) presented to members of the General Assembly to help inform them about the extent of the state’s litter problem and ways that state agencies, municipalities, and non-profit organizations are trying to tackle it. Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s CEO, Michael Butler, testified […]
Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is now accepting deer donations for the 2021 deer season. More than 55 deer processors across the state are accepting donations of deer to feed Tennessee families in need. To see processors currently participating, visit tnwf.org/processors. “We’ve added seven new processors this year across the state which […]
Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources, is promoting Rebeca Bell to director of development. Previously, she served the Federation as its grants manager. In her new role, Bell will develop and guide revenue goals and messaging, implement strategic planning to enhance organizational-wide fundraising, […]
Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) invites youth in grades 4 through 12 to come try their hand at the shotgun shooting sports. The free Recruiting Days will be held on Oct. 2 and Oct. 9 at 17 locations across the state and will introduce youth to teams in their area. To find a location […]
The Mississippi River is facing severe ecological decline, but a new bill would create the solution.
Cordell Hull Lake, on the Cumberland River just northeast of Carthage, features a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The dam’s tailwater is considered one of the top fisheries in the nation for striped bass and sauger. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing changes to flow conditions. Specifically, they are proposing a year-round control […]
Statewide polling showed a large majority of waterfowl hunters were unsatisfied with the methods for selecting who could use a given duck blind on public land. Always in favor of more and equitable access to the great outdoors, the Federation was in favor of any publicly supported change that’d increase access and participation. To help […]
Tennessee Wildlife Federation is proud to partner with businesses and organizations across the state that want to see Tennessee’s natural places thrive today and for years to come. Members of the Federation’s Corporate Council include Bridgestone, Patagonia, Walmart, First Horizon, and Yamaha—among others. “In our 75 years, we’ve seen how bringing together diverse allies can […]
Opinion article by Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife Federation, as it appeared in the Murfreesboro Post. Here’s the least controversial statement you’ll read today: We need to solve Tennessee’s litter pollution problem. Our roadways, waterways and wildlife are being absolutely choked by litter. And it all has real, measurable impacts on our wallets, our […]