The Tennessee Wilderness Act: Will the fourth time be the charm?

Chattanooga Times Free Press March 23rd, 2015 The wilderness area of Big Frog Mountain could be enlarged under proposed federal legislation. Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press. Tennessee Republican senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker have introduced — for a fourth time — the Tennessee Wilderness Act. This legislation, the Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2015, […]

Editorial: Wilderness Act needs passage to preserve land

Knoxville News Sentinel Mar 23, 2015 U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker once again have filed the Tennessee Wilderness Act, which would protect nearly 20,000 acres spread among six wilderness areas in Cherokee National Forest. There is no reason Congress should allow the measure to die as it has the previous three times it […]

East Tennessee says Thank You


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 […]

Fleischmann and Roe have chance to lead with Wilderness Act

Maryville Daily Times Maryville, Tennessee Thursday, March 19, 2015 It’s time to pass the Tennessee Wilderness Act. Past time, really. On Tuesday, U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker introduced the Tennessee Wilderness Act for 2015 that would designate nearly 20,000 acres in six areas of the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness areas. This is […]

Corker, Alexander-sponsored Tennessee Wilderness Act gets reintroduced

March 17th, 2015 9:06 pm by TONY CASEY The 1964 Wilderness Act promised citizens of the U.S. solitude and refuge in the great outdoors and groups like Tennessee Wild advocate for further projects like the Tennessee Wilderness Act. (Contributed by Tennessee Wild) The time is now for Tennessee’s Wilderness Act. Legislation sponsored by Tennessee Sens. […]