Archive for category: Conservation Policy

Providing Leadership for our Natural Treasures

Opinion article by Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife…
buck in cades cove

Why the West’s Public Lands Battle is Important to Tennessee

By Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife Federation If…
Joe McCord

Tennessee Wildlife Federation Adds Joe McCord to Policy Team

Tennessee Wildlife Federation is enhancing its Conservation Policy program.

A Time for Tennessee’s Great Outdoors

A Time for Tennessee’s Great Outdoors The Need for a Long…
Clark Akers, Dr. Greer Ricketson, Tony Campbell and Dr. Edward Thackston pose for pictures during the National Wildlife Federation’s 1980 annual convention in Miami. Akers received one of the whooping crane statuettes for his success in stopping the West Tennessee Tributaries Project. Thackston accepted the other “Connie” for the Tennessee Conservation League as outstanding NWF affiliate for 1979.

Clark Akers and the Fight for the Obion Basin

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.
Floating Houses Tennessee

Floating Houses – The Rest of the Story

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

CEO Testifies Before Congress

Tennessee Wildlife Federation CEO Mike Butler testified in…
Red Kite with broken wing

Crab Orchard Wind Farm — Are we considering ALL the costs?

The truth is that the impacts of wind farms are significant, and they are decidedly not positive for Tennessee’s environment and wildlife.

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

The last time the state of Tennessee went through a process to…
Cades Cove at dawn by Susan Hay.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund: Is this the end?

Congress established the Land and Water Conservation Fund “to protect and enhance our nation’s incomparable array of natural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities.”