Fleischmann and Roe have chance to lead with Wilderness Act

Maryville Daily Times Maryville, Tennessee Thursday, March 19, 2015 It’s time to pass the Tennessee Wilderness Act. Past time, really. On Tuesday, U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker introduced the Tennessee Wilderness Act for 2015 that would designate nearly 20,000 acres in six areas of the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness areas. This is […]

Corker, Alexander-sponsored Tennessee Wilderness Act gets reintroduced

March 17th, 2015 9:06 pm by TONY CASEY The 1964 Wilderness Act promised citizens of the U.S. solitude and refuge in the great outdoors and groups like Tennessee Wild advocate for further projects like the Tennessee Wilderness Act. (Contributed by Tennessee Wild) The time is now for Tennessee’s Wilderness Act. Legislation sponsored by Tennessee Sens. […]

Tennessee Wilderness Act reintroduced in Congress

Local community applauds reintroduction and urges House companion legislation Chattanooga, TN (Month 17, 2014) – A diverse coalition of hunters, anglers, business owners, faith leaders, outdoor recreationists, local lawmakers, and conservationists commended the reintroduction today of the Tennessee Wilderness Act. The bill’s sponsors, Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, have introduced legislation to safeguard roughly […]

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, […]