Opinion article by Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife Federation. Americans marvel at the beauty of our country. We seem blessed to have it all, from arctic mountains to tropical waters. Tennessee contains incredible diversity too, including those iconic amber waves of grain and purple mountains. Despite our reverence for the majesty of our natural […]
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Tennessee Wildlife Federation is pleased to welcome former USDA Rural Development Director, Bobby Goode, as the newest member of its board of directors. “Bobby has spent his professional career building up Tennessee’s rural economies, which heavily influence and benefit from our state’s wildlife and other natural resources,” said Ric Wolbrecht, chairman of the board of […]
The final numbers are in and, thanks to the generosity of Tennessee hunters, Hunters for the Hungry had its second best season on record. Hunters donated 145,259 pounds of venison that were processed and provided to hunger relief organizations. That’s enough to provide more than 581,000 meals, while also better managing the deer population. This […]
Decades-old problem only getting worse for habitats, wildlife Litter is not at all a new problem. But, as study after study shows, the problem is far worse than we knew. It is again coming into focus as an issue we must address for wildlife, the great outdoors, and ourselves. As a state and a country, […]
Whether you have a few porch pots or acres of land to work with, a few small changes can make your yard more wildlife-friendly.
On Friday, May 10, Tennessee Wildlife Federation hosted its 54th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards at Loveless Cafe Barn, in Nashville. “The diverse group of award winners today serves as a reminder that successful conservation will always depend on a diverse and collaborative effort,” said Michael Butler, CEO of the Federation. “Our honorees have conducted important […]
Hunger Challenge is an initiative of the Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program, which connects food banks and soup kitchens with caring deer hunters. The challenge raises critical funds to help feed hungry Tennesseans and serves as an educational experience for students. By participating, students gain important skills in humanitarianism, club-building, leadership, and philanthropy. “The […]
When it comes to making your yard wildlife friendly, sometimes less is more. You see, in an effort to make our yards tidy and pleasing to the human eye, we often remove the very things that attract and nurture birds, small mammals, amphibians, and many insects. Tennessee Wildlife Federation has partnered with the National Wildlife […]
For Melissa Hinson and her son Noah Hollingsworth, finding ways to spend quality time together isn’t an easy task. Melissa is a single mother working long…
Experience in the great outdoors inspires admissions essay Freshman Max Phillips is the second person ever from Fayette County to attend Harvard University. His love for conservation is partly to thank for that. As a high school student at Fayette Academy and a member of the school’s Hunger Challenge club, Max wrote and submitted his […]