Conservation Priorities at the 2024 Tennessee General Assembly

In the 2024 Tennessee General Assembly, the Federation tracked 150+ state bills related to wetlands, outdoor recreation, and more.

Types of Rivers in Tennessee

Tennessee is known as the most biologically diverse inland state in the country. Part of what makes it so diverse is the many types of habitats, ecosystems, and species found throughout the state. There are more than 60,000 miles of streams and rivers flowing across...
Parker Hired as Director of Development

Parker Hired as Director of Development

Tennessee Wildlife Federation is excited to welcome Darren Parker as its Director of Development. Darren brings two decades of experience in fundraising and development and has a keen eye for donor engagement.

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Types of Wetlands in Tennessee

Types of Wetlands in Tennessee

A wetland is an area of land that is covered by water for part or all of the year. Specifically, wetlands are the result of the interaction between three main components: hydrology, biology and soils.

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Reviving Tennessee: West Fork Drakes Creek

Reviving Tennessee: West Fork Drakes Creek

In Sumner County, a collaborative restoration project has transformed 50 acres of less productive farmland into a healthy, functioning stream and wetland ecosystem which includes 4,400 feet of stream in the West Fork Drakes Creek watershed.

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Response to Recent Report about CWD

Response to Recent Report about CWD

Making policy decisions around good science and data is how conservationists throughout the 20th century brought back many of our wildlife species—and is a big reason we can all enjoy the outdoors today.

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Types of Forests in Tennessee

Types of Forests in Tennessee

More than 50% of the Tennessee landscape is forested—but not all forests are the same. Keep reading to learn about some common (and uncommon) forest types and where you can find them in Tennessee.

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