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Entries by Kate Hill

Commercial Paddlecraft Rental Rules Pass

Permits and safety briefings now required. Last month, the Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission–the governing body that oversees the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)–unanimously approved the first-ever rules for commercial paddlecraft rental services. This step toward better sharing our rivers was possible because of the conservation policy work of Tennessee Wildlife Federation, an independent nonprofit […]

In Memory of Chairman Emeritus John O. “Jack” Gayden

Friend, mentor, and conservationist On October 5, 2018, the Federation lost a longtime friend, board of directors Chairman Emeritus, and one of our strongest advocates—Dr. John Overton Gayden. Known as Dr. Jack by the Federation family, his transformational leadership forever changed the face of the Federation. A Nashville native, Dr. Jack was a lifelong outdoorsman. […]

Federation Brings Conservationists Together, Leads to Natural Area Addition

Acquisition protects rare dragonfly habitat Tennessee Wildlife Federation works directly in many areas—from youth engagement to being the leading voice on the Hill for Tennessee’s wildlife, water, and wild places. That broad reach also allows us to bring together people, organizations, and resources to make progress for wildlife that might not happen otherwise. That’s what […]