Wilderness expansion would be a huge win for Tennessee

Johnson City Press Monday, April 28, 2014 Legislation to designate additional acreage in the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness areas has passed a crucial first test in Congress. As Erwin Bureau Chief Brad Hicks has reported, the Tennessee Wilderness Act was approved by the U.S. Senate’s Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee on April 15. U.S. […]

Bill would add nearly 8,000 acres of NE Tennessee land to protected wilderness in Cherokee National Forest

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Johnson City Press Friday, April 11, 2014 Wilderness Proposal for Big Laurel Branch Wilderness Addition in the Cherokee National Forest. Brad Hicks Nearly 50 years after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, legislation to protect nearly 20,000 acres of public land within East Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest has cleared its first hurdle. […]

WILDERNESS: Senate panel advances bill protecting Tenn. forest

Greenwire – The Leader in Energy & Environmental Policy News Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Phil Taylor and Amanda Peterka, E&E reporters The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee this morning approved a Republican bill that would designate nearly 20,000 acres of wilderness in eastern Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest, a proposal backed by sportsmen and conservationists. […]

Tcwp seeks congressional support for wilderness act

oakridger.com Thursday, March 13, 2014 Darrell Richardson A half dozen participants of a coalition representing both the Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning and Tennessee Wild paid a visit last week to the offices of The Oak Ridger to promote passage of what they refer to as the “widely and locally supported” Tennessee Wilderness Act of […]

Forget the Beach; Spring Breakers Hit Tennessee’s Woods

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Public News Service Tuesday, March 4, 2014 John Michaelson NASHVILLE, Tenn. – They could have picked ski slopes or maybe a sunny beach, but some college students are choosing instead to spend their time away from class in the wildest woods in Tennessee. Their alternative spring break program is offered by theSouthern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards […]