Cultivating Outdoor Pursuits
People who go outdoors are the heart of conservation. Securing Tennesseans’ access to our public lands and waters is necessary to keep us all engaged and invested in conserving our wildlife, water, and wild places. Whether we hunt, fish, hike, camp, or birdwatch, people who engage in the outdoors pass on their way of life to the next generation. By coming together, sharing our passions, and exploring public lands, we can continue Tennessee’s legacy of conservation for generations to come.
Chronic Wasting Disease in Tennessee
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a major threat to Tennessee’s deer and elk populations, as well as the conservation funding they generate. Tennessee hunters are at the forefront of managing the spread of CWD and protecting these beloved resources.
Reducing River Overcrowding
Water is a public resource utilized by anglers, boaters, canoers and kayakers, and other recreationists. With a significant increase of recreational use in recent years, overcrowding on Tennessee’s rivers has reached a critical level and solutions are needed so we can all enjoy this natural resource.
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More Outdoor Pursuits Concerns
Growing Need for Long-Term Funding
The hard-earned conservation successes from the past century are at risk. In the early 1900s, conservationists ignited a movement to find management and funding solutions for our land, wildlife, forests, and water. The problems of today are more complex but share the same foundations. This means it is time to come together again to address the growing need for long-term conservation funding.
Fly Fishing is Not Hard: Here’s What to Expect
Casting a fly is not difficult if you let the rod and line do the work. It’s an art that requires skills that can be learned by all.
2023 Conservation Achievement Award Winners
This year, the Federation celebrated 17 individuals and companies from across the state who are conserving our wildlife and wild places.
Top 10 Places to Recreate Outside in Tennessee
The Volunteer State offers a wide variety of outdoor pursuits. From hunting to hiking, you’ll be sure to find an outdoor activity in this diverse state.