Through public policy, we have moved wildlife from teetering on the edge to the treasure it is today.

The Federation is effective because we seek common-sense solutions in D.C. and Nashville, with federal and state agencies, and behind the scenes. Those solutions include the formation of what became the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (1949), securing the passage of the Tennessee Water Pollution Control Act (1972), leading the passage of the Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendment (2010), and so much more.

Tennessee is overflowing with people who are passionate about wildlife and the great outdoors. Our history tells us that, when we speak with one voice, we can accomplish anything for Tennessee’s wildlife and wild places.

Select an issue below to sign petitions, write your elected officials, and more to see how you can make a difference.

Policy Action Center

Grasslands Conservation Legislation Will Strengthen Collaboration, Save Endangered Landscapes

The North American Grasslands Conservation Act will help…

New Bill Would Gut Conservation Funding

The 1937 Pittman-Robertson (PR) Wildlife Restoration and…

RAWA Inches Closer to Passage; House Votes “Yes” on Conservation

On June 14, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the…
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The Little Brown Bat with Big Problems

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act needed to restore little…

Swimming for Survival: Meet the Endangered Minnow Found Only in a Few Tennessee Streams

The laurel dace (Chrosomus saylori) is an endangered and rare…
Marcy Wielfaert

New Bill Aims to Transfer WMA Away From State

Public wildlife management areas (WMAs) managed by the state…
Mississippi River

Restore the Health of the Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is facing severe ecological decline, but a new bill would create the solution.
Tennessee CLEAN: Cleaner Landscapes for the Economy, Agriculture, and Nature

Solve Tennessee’s Litter Problem

It’s time to fix litter pollution in Tennessee once and for all. Tennessee CLEAN Act creates
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Join the Fight Against Invasive Carp

Invasive carp are a serious threat to our aquatic ecosystems, recreation, and economy.
Terry Kreeger

Learn About CWD and How to Stop It

CWD is a threat to Tennessee’s deer populations and the conservation funding they generate.

Support Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

This bill would give Tennessee $25.6 million annually to keep species from becoming endangered.

Join the Share Our Rivers Coalition

Commercial boat rentals have crowded individual users off public waters and are damaging our natural resources.
Cal Calloway

Follow Tennessee’s Roadmap to Better Water

Tennessee is among the last to have a statewide water plan. Tell leaders you support TN H2O’s recommendations!
Rebecca Johnson

Recovering Tennessee’s World-Class Fisheries

Our waters and fisheries are world class but competing needs can quickly damage them.
Kellie Sharpe

Stop Selling and Transferring Public Lands

Your national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, wildlife management areas, and other public lands are at risk.

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