StoryCorps Interview of Liane Russell

StoryCorps Interview of Liane Russell

Cindy 00:05 My name is Cindy Kendrick. I’m 53 years old. Today’s date is November 5th, 2010. We are in Knoxville, Tennessee, and I’m here with my friend Lee Russell. Lee 00:18 My name is Liane Russell, but my nickname is Lee. I’m 87 and today is...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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,...