Tennessee Wildlife Federation CEO, Michael Butler, traveled to South Pittsburgh to discuss challenges with Asian carp facing Tennessee. Leaders in that community have growing concerns about the presence of the invasive species in the Tennessee River. Michael shared the Federation’s work on the issue. In a state that generates $1.2 billion dollars of economic impact […]
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Know Candidates’ Views Before Voting November 3 With the retirement of Senator Alexander, the race is on to become Tennessee’s next senator. Alexander long advocated for Tennessee’s wildlife and wild places, including the recent passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. If we want to see victories like that in the future, it’s up to […]
With the retirement of Senator Alexander, a race is on to become Tennessee’s next senator. It’s up to sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts to let candidates know that the great outdoors is an important voting issue. So, Tennessee Wildlife Federation asked every candidate to share their views on conservation, and below are the responses we received. […]
Tennessee Wildlife Federation has heard from anglers and private paddlers…
Asian carp are a serious threat to our aquatic ecosystems, recreation, and economy.
CWD is a threat to Tennessee’s deer populations and the conservation funding they generate.
This bill would give Tennessee $18.8 million annually to keep species from becoming endangered.
Commercial boat rentals have crowded individual users off public waters and are damaging our natural resources.
Up and down the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins, Asian carp are one of the largest threats facing waters, fisheries, recreation, and local economies. This winter, the Federation led the effort that secured $25 million in federal funding to fight Asian carp and opened those funds to the Southeast. That money is being allocated by […]
The current funding model has reached its limit. New leadership for adequate conservation funding is needed.