Archive for category: Conservation Policy

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Providing Leadership for our Natural Treasures

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Opinion article by Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife…
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Why the West’s Public Lands Battle is Important to Tennessee

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By Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife Federation If…
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Tennessee Wildlife Federation Adds Joe McCord to Policy Team

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Tennessee Wildlife Federation is enhancing its Conservation Policy program.
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A Time for Tennessee’s Great Outdoors

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A Time for Tennessee’s Great Outdoors The Need for a Long…
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Clark Akers and the Fight for the Obion Basin

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The following is a classic David and Goliath story and remains one of the greatest grassroots victories in the history of the American conservation movement.
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Floating Houses – The Rest of the Story

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By Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife Federation The…
CEO before House subcommittee
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CEO Testifies Before Congress

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Tennessee Wildlife Federation CEO Mike Butler testified in…
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Crab Orchard Wind Farm — Are we considering ALL the costs?

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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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After 30 years, now is the time for Tennessee’s Great Outdoors

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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.