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 land and not increasing costs for taxpayers.

“Millions of people visit Tennessee each year to experience our incredible God-given outdoor amenities, and its important that the Cherokee National Forest be preserved for future generations of Americans to enjoy,” said Corker.  “I thank Senator Alexander and Representative Roe for their commitment to protecting our wilderness, and I encourage my colleagues to support this legislation.”

To learn more about the Tennessee Wilderness Act, click here.