Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources, is hailing a significant funding win in the battle against invasive Asian carp. “Federal legislators have stepped up again to authorize projects in Tennessee’s fight against Asian carp, which are destroying native species and harming local […]
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During the holidays, there’s still time and funding for hunters to donate their harvest to Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program. >>TAKE ACTION: Find a participating processor near me. “Every year, we cover tens of thousands of dollars in processing costs so hunters can donate deer free of charge and help their hungry […]
Tennessee Wildlife Federation is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Forest Stewards Guild, and the Tennessee Division of Forestry to conduct prescribed burns on more than 2,000 acres at Savage Gulf State Natural Area. The burns mark a major milestone in a multi-year initiative—funded in part by the National Fish and Wildlife […]
This year two landmark conservation bills were passed—the Great American Outdoors Act and America’s Conservation Enhancement Act. The Great American Outdoors Act marks the biggest win for the great outdoors and public lands in decades and became law in August. It provides five years of funding, up to a total of $9.5 billion, to address […]
Late this summer, Tennessee Wildlife Federation and The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee came together to raise funds to support the migration of the region’s purple martins. The conservation and music community rallied to raise more than $27,000, an effort which gained regional and national attention. Each year, the global population of purple martins gather at […]
When we talk about wildlife conservation, we are rarely talking about the short term. Though there are many wins on a monthly or yearly basis—such as the purple martin migration success or habitat conservation projects throughout the state—impactful conservation is measured in terms of many years of persistent work. With this long term impact in […]
Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving our state’s wildlife and natural resources, invites parents and youth to learn how to hunt. First-time or novice hunters can sign up at tnwf.org/interest. The Federation’s Hunting and Fishing Academy program provides engaging, hands-on instruction in the art of being an outdoorsman […]
Hunters for the Hungry provided more than 561,600 servings of venison to those in need in 2019. This hunting season, as more Tennessee families experience food insecurity because of the pandemic, the Federation hopes to build upon last year’s success. >>TAKE ACTION: Find a processor near you Reliable donations of protein are in high demand […]
For nearly five decades, the nation’s waterways have been protected by the federal government under the Clean Water Act. Established in 1972, the Act gives the federal government the power to set requirements and issue permits that limit the amount of harmful pollutants discharged into our waters. But how some of our waters are being […]
Thank you to everyone who entered Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s 2021 calendar contest and to the thousands who cast votes. Tennessee’s diverse wildlife and beautiful landscapes were showcased in more than 3,400 submitted images. A panel of judges selected the cover image, monthly feature photographs, and honorable mention images for the calendar. The Federation would like […]