Why does the Tennessee Wilderness Act have so much support?

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Over the past 5+ years, I have traveled across and up and down the State of Tennessee talking to people about wilderness in the Cherokee National Forest. With the recent reintroduction of the Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2013 (S. 1294) in the United States Senate by Senators Lamar Alexander & Bob Corker, I have been reflecting on […]

Amazing dew drawing raises awareness about wilderness protection effort in Tennessee

As thousands of Tennesseans await reintroduction of the Tennessee Wilderness Act by Senator Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Wild is raising awareness about this important bill with an amazing piece of art created by local artist Hollie Berry.  For the past year, Berry has been drawing what she calls “DEW”dles in the wet grass in Coolidge Park […]

Earth Day 2013: Take Action for Tennessee WIlderness


To celebrate Earth Day 2013, Tennessee Wild will be participating in a series of festivals around the state. Staffed primarily by volunteers, the Tennessee Wild displays will feature information about the Tennessee Wilderness Act; a federal bill that upon passage will permanently protect 19,558 acres of the Cherokee National Forest as federal wilderness. Currently, the […]

Pew Environment Group urges passage of Tennessee Wilderness Act

Today, our parters at the Pew Environment Group released a new video urging Americans to ask Congress to pass the Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2011. With less than 3 weeks remaining before the 112th Congress adjourns, time is running out for wilderness! Please take a moment to watch this inspiring video of footage from the […]