Celebrating 30th anniversary of 1984 Tennessee Wilderness Act

Chattanooga Times Free Press Chattanooga, Tennessee October 30, 2014 Op-Ed by Dawson Wheeler I have always called the Southeast home. I grew up in the shadows of the mountains of East Tennessee and stayed because of their amazing beauty. There was nowhere else I wanted to be. I started Rock/Creek Outfitters 27 years ago in […]

Tennessee Wilderness Act needed to protect headwaters of river

Knoxville News Sentinel Knoxville, TN November 2, 2014 Op-Ed by Pat Byington I believe President Ronald Reagan would be very proud if he visited communities surrounding Tennessee’s wilderness areas today. On Oct. 30, 1984, Reagan signed into law the first Tennessee Wilderness Act. Thirty years. One generation. Back in February, I traveled to Tellico Plains, […]

Pass the Tennessee Wilderness Act for all

Cleveland Daily Banner Cleveland, Tennessee October 27, 2014 Op-Ed by Dr. Richard Harris There are a lot of signs that fall is just around the corner. The leaves are starting to show the first hints of change, and kids are back in school. It’s a good time to reflect on the amazing outdoor adventures we […]

The Magic Kingdom Of Wilderness

Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine October 2014 “When are you going to take your family to Disney World?” Every fall, my cousin and I watch football games in his “man cave” equipped with sports memorabilia, X-Box, a fully stocked bar and the crown jewel, an HD 70-inch television. As a lifelong Southerner who loves college football, […]

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Get Out Magazine Chattanooga, TN Wednesday, October 1, 201 Sunny Montgomery The forest is quiet save for a delicate scratching beneath the earth. A velvety mole bores its way to the roots of a red maple. There, it pushes up from the soil and scurries into a blackberry thicket, picked clean by white tail deer. […]