Entries by Kristine Fedorenko

Grant to Restore 5,400 Acres of Cumberland Plateau Habitat

Through a recently awarded grant, more than 5,400 acres of shortleaf pine forests on the Cumberland Plateau will be restored and enhanced. A collaboration among several organizations will use prescribed fire and strategic plantings to revitalize this vanishing habitat that is critical to several species. The project will be implemented by The Forest Stewards Guild […]

Tennessee SCTP Athlete Impresses at National Competition

After a battle with cancer forced her to sit out of the competition last year, Emily Ferguson was ready to prove she hadn’t missed a beat at this year’s Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championships.  And she did not disappoint.  >>READ MORE: Fortitude and Grace Emily shot an impressive 99/100 earning her second place […]

Hardin County Wetland Restoration Wraps Up

In Hardin County, 50-acres of low-productivity agricultural land has been restored to vibrant wetland along the banks of the Tennessee River. An additional 190 acres was conserved, protecting it from future development.  Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources, oversaw and implemented the […]

Being The Voice For Wildlife And Sportsmen on The Hill

We work to ensure the concerns of sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts are represented by our state’s leaders. The Federation’s policy team monitored and weighed in on dozens of issues facing Tennessee’s great outdoors. Here are just a few notable bills and issues we were able to shape. Quick Links to the Issues Politicizing Deer/Elk Urine […]

Tennessee Valley Authority Joins Corporate Council

Tennessee Wildlife Federation is honored to announce one of its newest Corporate Council members, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).  TVA is the nation’s largest government-owned power provider. Based in Knoxville, TVA delivers energy to more than 10 million people and businesses in seven southeastern states. But beyond providing safe and reliable energy, TVA is also dedicated […]

Federation Family Member, Mitchell Parks Passes

Hunter, angler, and conservationist leaves lasting legacy In April, the Federation lost a friend as well as a former board member and president, Mitchell Parks. His passion for conservation propelled a number of good works for Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources. Born in Chattanooga, Mitchell live in Nashville and was a lifelong Tennessean. An avid […]

Athletes Shoot for Success at 2019 State Championships

More than 1,250 youth athletes, from middle school to college, participated in the 2019 Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championships on June 18 through 23 in Nashville. State Championships spanned six full days of co-ed competition in three shotgun shooting sports disciplines: trap, skeet, and sporting clays, as well as doubles competitions. Individuals and […]

Trashing America the Beautiful

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 […]