Clearer, more consistent clean water protections for streams, fisheries, and wetlands that provide habitat and protect communities from storms are at stake.
Fish & Wildlife
Tennessee Needs More Outdoor Writers
As one of the largest organizations in Tennessee dedicated to the conservation of the state’s wildlife and natural resources, Tennessee Wildlife Federation has seen the impact a dedicated outdoor journalist can have on conservation.
Chronic Wasting Disease Secures Needed Support; Expected Passage for CWD Management Act
Congress is expected to pass the CWD Research and Management Act to combat CWD, a contagious and fatal disease affecting deer and elk.
Tennessee CLEAN Coalition Member Highlights Tennessee CLEAN Through Art
A new mural encouraging people to support Tennessee CLEAN, an initiative of Tennessee Wildlife Federation, was recently unveiled at Patagonia’s Nashville location.
Michael Butler Looks Back On 20 Years as CEO
It’s been an eventful 20 years for Michael, and he is nowhere near done with his work in conservation.
RAWA Inches Closer to Passage; House Votes “Yes” on Conservation
On June 14, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA). More than 1,400 animal and plant species in Tennessee are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered.
Settlement Protects Duck River from Impacts of Tennessee’s Growth
The Duck River is home to more than 50 species of freshwater mussels and 150 species of fish. This settlement maintains a water withdrawal limitation on the Duck River.
Looking for a Tax-smart Giving Strategy in 2022?
Did you know that you can gain a tax benefit and decrease your overall taxable income by making a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) to benefit Tennessee’s lands, waters, and wildlife?
Federation Clinches A Win for Public Lands
The Federation came together with other NGOs and formed a coalition. Within days of forming the coalition, more than 1,200 individuals had emailed their legislators opposing bills that threatened public land.
Tennessee’s Eastern Spotted Skunk is Getting Harder to Spot
There’s a less common skunk found in Tennessee. It’s called the Eastern spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius) and it’s a species in greatest conservation need.
Tips for Successful Spring Nesting
As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, our fine feathered friends begin courting and looking for a place to nest.
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