Michael Collins: No-cost bill to protect Cherokee Forest stalled

POSTED: 4:04 AM, Oct 5, 2015 Knoxville News Sentinel TAG: business journal (/topic/business+journal) Supporters of a bill that would add almost 20,000 acres of designated wilderness to Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest are growing impatient. U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker introduced the Tennessee Wilderness Act for the fourth time in March. A Senate committee […]

Congress can leave legacy of nature to Tennessee posterity

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:00 am Ever gone fishing and come back with an empty stringer? Frustrating isn’t it. You know the fish are down there, just under the surface. You know you’re using the right bait. The cast is placing the lure in just the right spot. But nada. So it is with […]

The Tennessee Wilderness Act gets hearing, outside support

By Joel Davis joeld@thedailytimes.com The Tennessee Wilderness Act, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, is gaining outside support. The bill, which would designate nearly 20,000 acres in six areas of the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness areas, was the subject of a recent hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and […]

Local coalition applauds Tennessee Wilderness Act hearing in U.S. Senate Committee

Coalition calls on Congress to pass legislation this year Knoxville, TN (July 16, 2015) – The Tennessee Wild Coalition today applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s hearing on the Tennessee Wilderness Act (S. 755). The legislation was introduced by Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and is supported by a diverse […]

Tennessee Wilderness Act would help protect God’s creation

Op-Ed in the Knoxville News Sentinel by Jeff Wadley For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a park ranger. I grew up in Gatlinburg, the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and my love and appreciation for the great outdoors made that profession an easy dream for me. However, […]