All Things Bright and Beautiful

Get Out Magazine Chattanooga, TN Wednesday, October 1, 201 Sunny Montgomery The forest is quiet save for a delicate scratching beneath the earth. A velvety mole bores its way to the roots of a red maple. There, it pushes up from the soil and scurries into a blackberry thicket, picked clean by white tail deer. […]

Wilderness Act still important in U.S.

Herald & Tribune Jonesborough, TN 09-24-2014 By Frances Lamberts In the summer of 1964, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the Wilderness Act by a vote of 373 to 1. Lyndon Johnson, who would decry and seek to counteract an “uglification of America” during his presidency, remarked upon signing it into law on […]

Tellico Wild event offers free outdoor activities Aug. 9-10

Daily Post Athenian Athens, Tennessee July 30, 2014 Autumn Hughes TELLICO PLAINS – TELLICO PLAINS – Tennessee Wild is hosting a weekend of free outdoor activities to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Wilderness Act of 1964, and to support protecting special forest places while promoting the Tellico Region and Cherokee National Forest as the […]

Letter: Wilderness Act would honor Baker

Knoxville News Sentinel July 30, 2014 Letter to the Editor by Jimmy Groton The death of former Tennessee Sen. Howard Baker Jr. has been felt across the nation and here at home. Baker was nationally recognized for his bipartisanship — something rare in Washington these days — and he worked on issues ranging from foreign […]

Passage of Wilderness Act is Key to our Area

JOHNSON CITY PRESS Johnson City, Tennessee February 26th, 2015 Legislation to designate additional acreage in the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness areas is still making its way through Congress. And as Press staff writer Tony Casey reported earlier this week, local conservationists are urging area residents to let U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, and others […]