Representing Fish & Anglers on State Water Plan

Jan 15, 2020

Fisherman on a boat in the misty river

Tennessee Wildlife Federation was instrumental in Governor Haslam’s development of the TN H2O, Tennessee’s first-ever statewide water plan. (Tennessee is one of the few states without one!)

The Federation played a major role in developing recommendations to make sure Tennessee has abundant water resources for wildlife and economic growth, including water-based recreation and tourism.

The Federation co-chaired the Natural Resources Working Group with The Nature Conservancy. We also co-wrote the natural resources portion and the recreation and tourism portion of the plan.

To reflect as many points of view as possible, we convened environmental and  recreation and tourism-related focus groups that included experts from across the state.

TN H2O Tennessee’s Roadmap to Securing the Future of Our Water Resources was released in December 2018.

The Federation remains involved and committed to TN H2O. Under the new administration, TN H2O is a TDEC strategic planning priority and there are efforts underway to align with Governor Lee’s priorities.

Featured image by Billy Gibbs

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