Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s conservation policy team regularly tracks proposals and rule changes by local, state, and national groups. These would otherwise go unchallenged and could have negative impacts on our wildlife and great outdoors. Last fall, the Federation provided official comments about proposed revisions to the state’s water rules. One would have allowed public road […]
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There are efforts underway to modernize the Endangered Species Act, which was originally written in 1973. Because only 3 percent of listed species have recovered during the past 45 years, changes are focusing on better approaches to species conservation. Proposed changes would better engage property owners, states, and local stakeholders as partners, rather than treating […]
Asian carp are invading our waters—harming native fisheries and making boating dangerous. But it isn’t just a Tennessee issue. It’s a regional issue that requires a regional response if any progress is going to be made—and then kept. >>TAKE ACTION: Join the fight against Asian carp Tennessee Wildlife Federation started a monthly update and networking […]
Our waters and fisheries are world class but competing needs can quickly damage them.
Your national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, wildlife management areas, and other public lands are at risk.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is here and is a major threat to Tennessee’s deer and elk populations, as well as the conservation funding they generate for all wildlife. It has a negative impact on our wild deer herds, unless it is aggressively addressed. >>TAKE ACTION: Pledge to help contain CWD The Federation has assembled and […]
From national and state parks to community trails and historic sites, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) provides public access and outdoor recreation opportunities—from hunting and angling to hiking and wildlife watching. LWCF is a bipartisan federal program first passed in 1965. And over the years, it has invested more than $200 million into […]
Tennessee Wildlife Federation continues to advocate for dedicated wildlife funding through its promotion of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Currently, there are 163 co-sponsors on the House bill. The Federation garnered the support of four Tennessee co-sponsors to date, including Congressman Kustoff, Congressman Fleischmann, Congressman Cooper, and Congressman Cohen. This House version of this significant […]
For nearly a year, Tennessee Wildlife Federation has been focused on coordinating a multi-state push to secure $25 million in federal funding to block and tackle Asian carp in the Southeast. Asian carp are a serious threat to our aquatic ecosystems, recreation, and economy. >>LEARN MORE: The threat of Asian carp in Tennessee In November, […]
Tennessee Wildlife Federation is a consistent voice for our state’s wildlife, ensuring the concerns of outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen are represented by our elected officials. One of those concerns is Asian carp. In October, the Federation held its second Asian carp grassroots action call. This call was open to the public and included an update […]