The truth is that the impacts of wind farms are significant, and they are decidedly not positive for Tennessee’s environment and wildlife. If you look at the 23 wind turbines proposed for Cumberland County, each 600 feet tall – three times the height of Neyland Stadium, with blades as long as a foot ball field – and plainly visible from 1-40 and the surrounding area, you begin to understand the scope.
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As of Feb. 12, 2016, the Tennessee Wildlife Federation has been serving as champion of our state’s great outdoors for an amazing 70 years.
The last time the state of Tennessee went through a process to determine the challenges and opportunities facing our state’s natural resources, I was a junior in high school and Ronald Reagan was President.
In 1985, President Reagan asked then Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander to chair the President’s Commission on “Americans Outdoors” and challenged the Commission to assess the status of our natural resources and the availability of outdoor recreational pursuits for the next generation of Americans and make recommendations to ensure the continued availability of such pursuits.
Here are a few simple tips and proactive measures that can make all the difference in your pursuit of shooting or landing a scholarship at the collegiate level.
Tom Sparks could tell something wasn’t right that day in 1920 high up on Spence Field in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Here are five simple tips to help you get the most out of your time in the field.
Congress established the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in 1964 “to protect and enhance our nation’s incomparable array of natural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities.” As America’s most essential federal conservation program, LWCF has protected our national and state parks, wildlife refuges and forests; forests and ranches; cultural resources and historic sites; urban parks, backcountry hunting and fishing access; essential water resources, iconic scenery, and a broad array of irreplaceable natural resources. It has done all of these things via funding generated by off-shore oil and gas royalties rather than general taxes.
Tennessee is lined with countless streams and rivers that run into more than 1,000 lakes.
(Courtesy USA Shooting) Trap success among USA junior women continued today in a big way when Ellie Roditis earned a bronze medal on day one of the 2015 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shotgun World Championship in Lonato, Italy. Not bad for someone making her international debut; even better when you consider that she had […]
Over the past ten years, economic development interests within the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) have conceived and begun to implement a plan to create a greenfield economic “megasite” between Brownsville, Tennessee and Memphis, Tennessee.
As a point of clarification, a “greenfield megasite” is a tract consisting of at least 1,000 acres with water, sewer, highway, and rail access on previously undeveloped land.