On Sunday, March 22, 2015, the Tennessee Wild Coalition ran a Thank You ad in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. The ad — on the heels of the introduction of the Tennessee Wilderness Act — thanked Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker for their unwavering leadership in protecting Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest for future generations to enjoy.
A diverse coalition of hunters, anglers, business owners, faith leaders, outdoor recreationists, local lawmakers, and conservationists have come together to safeguard 20,000 acres in the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness.
The Tennessee Wilderness Act would preserve critical wildlife habitat, outstanding land and water recreational opportunities, and clean drinking water essential to nearby communities. The Cherokee National Forest has long been popular with hikers, campers, hunters, anglers, horseback riders, paddlers, swimmers, and rafters. All of these activities will continue upon the passage of the Tennessee Wilderness Act.
After years of enthusiastic, bipartisan support from around the state, the Tennessee Wild Coalition is hopeful that U.S. House of Representatives will introduce companion legislation soon.
Check out the ad here, and be sure to share and thank our Senators for their leadership!