Tennessee Wild would like to thank Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Bob Corker for introducing the Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2010 today on the floor of the US Senate! This bill will protect 19,556 acres of the Cherokee National Forest for both current and future generations.
The bill expands five existing wilderness areas (Big Frog, Little Frog, Joyce Kilmer Slickrock, Big Laurel Branch and Sampson Mountain Wilderness Areas) and create the brand new Upper Bald River Wilderness. Here is a map provided by the Cherokee National Forest showing the wilderness areas.
Here is a video of Senator Alexander on the floor of the US Senate speaking eloquently to the beauty of the wildlands of the Cherokee National Forest.