A License to Fund Conservation

A License to Fund Conservation

Did you know that TWRA receives a majority of its funding through the sale of hunting & fishing licenses? Each license sold is met with federal dollars and those funds support the conservation of all species of plants and animals in the state of Tennessee. Not a...

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Calls Needed by Monday Morning!!

Calls Needed by Monday Morning!!

Tennessee lawmakers are currently considering legislation that would allow the state to assume regulatory authority, or “primacy,” over Tennessee coal mining. SB742/HB90 would allow for weakened environmental regulations at a time when the coal industry is...

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Primacy is too expensive for state

The pesky bill (SB 742) that gives the state of Tennessee responsibility for permitting and enforcing coal mining will be heard tomorrow (Wednesday, March 31) by the Senate 2021 Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. These responsibilities, ever...

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Mack S. Prichard Day

Mack S. Prichard Day

March 31, 2021 is designated as the Mack S. Prichard Day by Governor Bill Lee in appreciation and celebration of Prichard’s life in service. Mack S. Prichard was the first Archaeologist and later Naturalist of the State of Tennessee. He started working for the state...

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Liane Russel featured in ORNL Podcast

Liane Russel featured in ORNL Podcast

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Facebook page recently posted a link to "Chromosomes, conservation & chocolate: The life of Liane Russell," an episode from their The Sound of Science podcast. The episode was originally published on March 30, 2020 and covers...

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Aug
17
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7:00 pmRanavirus: What It Is, and Why I...
Ranavirus: What It Is, and Why I...
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ranavirus: What It Is, and Why It Matters to Our Box Turtles in East Tennessee
Ranavirus can cause severe infections in amphibians, reptiles (including box turtles), and fish. It has a mortality rate of 90% to 100%, and there is currently no treatment. On August 17 Dr. Matt Allender, director[...]
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24
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7:00 pmKarst Landscapes of East Tenness...
Karst Landscapes of East Tenness...
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Karst Landscapes of East Tennessee: Linking Water, Woods, and Wildlife
Cory Holliday, Cave & Karst Program Director of The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee, will speak on Karst Landscapes of East Tennessee:  Linking Water, Woods, and Wildlife at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24. The Advocates[...]

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