Statement from the Tennessee Wild Coalition on inclusion of the Tennessee Wilderness Act in the 2018 Farm Bill

The following statement is from Laura Hodge, campaign coordinator for the Tennessee Wild Coalition, following the conference committee release of the Farm Bill text, which includes the Tennessee Wilderness Act: “The Tennessee Wild Coalition is thrilled to see the Tennessee Wilderness Act included in the Farm Bill. These protections are decades in the making, and […]

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

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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 […]