The Tennessee Wilderness Act should be law

Knoxville News Sentinel March 26, 2016 Jeff Hunter I have had the privilege of hiking the entire length of the Appalachian Trail — 2,190 miles. I am especially fond of the Big Laurel Branch Wilderness area located in Carter and Johnson counties. It has some of the most remote recreational opportunities in all of Tennessee, […]

Roe introduces Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2016

By Rebekah Price, Elizabethton Star Published 10:01am Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Last week, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) introduced an act that would expand two existing wilderness areas, designating nearly 7,500 acres in Tennessee’s First Congressional District as wilderness. The Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2016 would expand the Big Laurel Branch Wilderness, which is located in […]

Rep. Phil Roe Proposes Bill To Protect Tennessee’s Natural Heritage

The Chattanoogan Thursday, February 11, 2016 A coalition of outdoorsmen, business owners, faith leaders, and conservationists Thursday praised a new bill introduced by Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) that would safeguard roughly 7,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest in East Tennessee for future generations. The legislation would add to the existing Sampson Mountain and Big […]

Bill would designate 7,500 acres as wilderness

By Michael Collins of the Knoxville News Sentinel Feb. 11, 2016 U.S. Rep. Phil Roe SHARE WASHINGTON — Nearly 7,500 acres in East Tennessee would be designated as federally protected wilderness areas and would be added to the Cherokee National Forest under a bill filed Thursday by U.S. Rep. Phil Roe. Roe’s bill, called the […]

Praise for Rep. Phil Roe’s Bill to Protect Tennessee’s Natural Heritage

Local coalition applauds House proposal that complements work by Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker Johnson City, TN (February 11, 2016) – A diverse coalition of outdoorsmen, business owners, faith leaders, and conservationists today praised a new bill introduced by Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) that would safeguard roughly 7,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest […]