It’s no secret that we’re losing our wild places. Every year, more of Tennessee’s wildlife habitat is lost to agriculture and development. And as time passes, more Tennesseans are further separated from their outdoor heritage.
This separation is often reflected in the decisions of our lawmakers. When it comes to wildlife and wildlife habitat, a seemingly small decision today can have disastrous implications years from now.
So, too, can the inherent rights of sportsmen and sportswomen to hunt and fish be whittled away by what today might seem like an innocuous law or ruling in our high courts.
If we are to conserve our natural resources for our descendants to enjoy as our ancestors did, the time to act is now.
The Tennessee Wildlife Federation advocates on behalf of our wildlife and great outdoors and works hard to introduce the next generation to its natural heritage, but we can’t do it alone. We need you. Only through the gifts and other expressions of support can TWF continue to be effective in fulfilling its mission. It’s a group effort.
At right is a screenshot from our custom “Legislative Action Center.” In just a few clicks, you can create your own account, vote on legislation, and send a letter of support or opposition to your representative. You can also access up-to-the-minute news related to wildlife and conservation in the U.S. and, more specifically, Tennessee. Click on the image for a larger look at the Legislative Action Center.
Another easy way to support Tennessee wildlife is to display a TWF specialty plate on your vehicle. Click here to learn more about these custom-designed plates.
Please take a moment to check out others ways that you can get involved. Remember: As Tennessee citizens, we are collective owners and stewards of our wildlife and natural resources. It’s up to all of us to keep our state’s rich heritage of wild things and places alive and well for our children’s children.
Mike Butler, CEO
How You Can Help
Your gift will feed a family in need, help develop a young conservationist, or assist in keeping Tennessee’s natural resources safe. Go to our Donate page to learn more about TWF’s strategic plan.
If you are a deer hunter and have already filled your freezer, please consider donating other harvested deer to your area Hunters for the Hungry processor. Even a mere pound of venison can go a long way toward providing much-needed protein to Tennesseans in need. For a list of participating processors, click here.