Forget the Beach; Spring Breakers Hit Tennessee’s Woods


Public News Service Tuesday, March 4, 2014 John Michaelson NASHVILLE, Tenn. – They could have picked ski slopes or maybe a sunny beach, but some college students are choosing instead to spend their time away from class in the wildest woods in Tennessee. Their alternative spring break program is offered by theSouthern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards […]

Tennessee Wilderness Act should be passed

Johnson City Press Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Scotty Bowman JOHNSON CITY – I am writing this letter to show my support for Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Tennessee Wilderness Act 2013(S. 1294). The Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2013 would create the state’s first new wilderness area in decades, expand five current wilderness areas and permanently protect some […]

Tennessee Wild 2014 Launch in Chattanooga – Thursday, February 6th, 6:00-8:00

Friday, January 31, 2014 Pat Byington Please join Tennessee Wild at The Farmer’s Daughter in Chattanooga next Thursday February 6th as we launch into a new year on behalf of wilderness in Tennessee! This will be a fun opportunity to come out and meet your fellow wilderness enthusiasts and learn about the work of Tennessee […]

Sampson Mountain wilderness offers untouched space, expansive views

photo_1 Thursday, December 5, 2013 Snow blossoms cover Big Butt Mountain in this view from the Middle Spring Trail. Photo by Adam Lau. Morgan Simmons GREENEVILLE — There are places in Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest that are every bit as wild and untrammeled as the backcountry of Great Smoky Mountains National Park — but you […]