Veterans Call on Congress to Pass the Tennessee Wilderness Act This Year

Letter to congressional leaders urges more protections for key wild places Tellico Plains, Tenn. (November 12, 2018) – On November 11, over 200 former service members from across the country, including Tennessee, celebrated Veterans Day and their personal connections to America’s public lands by delivering a letter to Members of Congress urging them to pass […]

U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Passes Tennessee Wilderness Act

Little falls above the famous Bald River Falls-Bill and Laura Hodge

Coalition calls on Congress to pass legislation this year Chattanooga, TN (November 9, 2017) – The Tennessee Wild Coalition today applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for passing the Tennessee Wilderness Act (S. 973). The legislation, originally introduced by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Bob Corker (R-TN), and was incorporated into Senator […]

Update from Senator Bob Corker

May 1, 2017 Preserving Tennessee’s Wilderness for Future Generations On Thursday, Senator Corker was joined by Senator Lamar Alexander and Representative Phil Roe in introducing the Tennessee Wilderness Act. The Senate version of the legislation would designate nearly 20,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness area while having no effect on privately owned […]

Environmental Protection: Two Steps Forward in TN, While Nation Steps Back

Public News Service May 8, 2017 The Tennessee Wilderness Act, proposed by U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, both R-Tenn., would protect 20,000 acres from further development. (B. Dunne/flickr.com) May 8, 2017 ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Tennessee’s U.S. senators are moving ahead with a bill providing protections for the state’s wilderness lands, even while the […]

Tennessee Wilderness Act introduced

The Mountain Press BYLINE: Staff Writer May 3, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) today introduced the Tennessee Wilderness Act. “I grew up hiking the mountains of East Tennessee and conserving some of the most beautiful areas in our state gives future generations of Tennesseans the same sort of opportunity,” Alexander […]