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Tellico Wild: Explore our Big Back Yard - a Weekend of Wilderness on the Cherokee National Forest Date: August 9th and 10th, 201

Date: August 9th and 10th, 2014     Time:  9:00am

Location: Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center, Tellico
Plains, TN - Cherokee National Forest


Saturday, August 9th


Wilderness expansion would be a huge win for Tennessee

Johnson City Press
Monday, April 28, 2014
Legislation to designate additional acreage in the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness areas has passed a crucial first test in Congress. As Erwin Bureau Chief Brad Hicks has reported, the Tennessee Wilderness Act was approved by the U.S. Senate’s Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee on April 15.

Senate Agriculture Committee Passes Alexander, Corker Legislation to Preserve Nearly 20,000 Acres in Cherokee National Forest

Alexander says Tennessee Wilderness Act would help protect “some of the wildest, most pristine and beautiful areas in East Tennessee.”

“The Tennessee Wilderness Act would preserve federally owned land that has been managed as wilderness areas since 2004. Creating and expanding these wilderness areas would have no effect on privately-owned land and will not increase costs for taxpayers.”

Tennessee’s wilderness takes critical step toward protection

Local community cheers Senators and urges for House introduction

Chattanooga, TN (April 8, 2014) –Senate Committee passage of the Tennessee Wilderness Act (S. 1294)  was applauded today by a diverse coalition of hunters, anglers, business owners, faith leaders, outdoor recreationists, and conservationists.

WILDERNESS: Senate panel advances bill protecting Tenn. forest

Greenwire - The Leader in Energy & Environmental Policy News
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Phil Taylor and Amanda Peterka, E&E reporters

The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee this morning approved a Republican bill that would designate nearly 20,000 acres of wilderness in eastern Tennessee's Cherokee National Forest, a proposal backed by sportsmen and conservationists.

Tcwp seeks congressional support for wilderness act

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Darrell Richardson
A half dozen participants of a coalition representing both the Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning and Tennessee Wild paid a visit last week to the offices of The Oak Ridger to promote passage of what they refer to as the "widely and locally supported" Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2013.

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 (SAWS). Director Bill Hodge said the students gain a real appreciation of the commitment needed, since only basic hand tools are allowed in forests designated as wilderness.

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).

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Friday, January 31, 2014
Pat Byington
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Sampson Mountain wilderness offers untouched space, expansive views

Thursday, December 5, 2013
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 have to know where to look. 
The Sampson Mountain Wildern
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