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$25M to Erect Asian Carp Barriers on Tennessee River, Cumberland River

 

Tennessee Wildlife Federation

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources, is hailing a significant funding win in the battle against invasive Asian carp.

“Federal legislators have stepped up again to fund Tennessee’s fight against Asian carp, which are destroying native species and harming local economies,” said Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife Federation.

The Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) was passed by Congress, as part of an omnibus package.

Asian Carp

Asian Carp

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting gives update on Asian Carp, Duck Hunters Survey, Annual Awards

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAHumphreys County, TN – An update on Asian carp, results of a recent Tennessee duck hunters survey, and annual divisional awards presentations were among the business conducted at the October meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The one-day meeting was held Friday in the Tom and Wendy Beasley Education Center at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Buffalo Ridge Refuge. It was the TFWC’s first formal meeting at Buffalo Ridge Refuge which comprises about 2,000 acres in southern Humphreys County.

Results from Tennessee Duck Hunters Survey was presented at the TFWC meeting.

Results from Tennessee Duck Hunters Survey was presented at the TFWC meeting.

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Telehealth Revolution Is Here to Stay

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “In just weeks, Americans went from using telehealth—carrying out medical appointments over virtual connections rather than in person—in a relatively narrow set of circumstances to making it one of the most common ways to receive healthcare,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar writes in USA Today.
 
With outdated regulatory hurdles cleared, the telehealth revolution will be “a key part of President Donald Trump’s healthcare vision: an affordable, personalized system that puts you in control, provides peace of mind and treats you like a human being, not a number.”

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Lamar Alexander says Most Important Conservation Law in a Half Century Would Not Have Happened Without President Donald Trump

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today joined President Donald Trump at the White House for the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act – bipartisan legislation Alexander sponsored that passed the Senate on June 17th, 2020 by a 73-25 vote and the House of Representatives on July 22nd, 2020 by a 310-107 vote.

The new law gives the biggest funding boost to the United States’ 419 national parks in half a century. The legislation incudes the “Restore Our Parks Act” that Alexander first introduced in 2018 and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which President Ronald Reagan’s Commission on Americans Outdoors recommended in 1985 when Alexander was its chairman.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander says Most Important Conservation Legislation in Half a Century Heads to President’s Desk

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act by an overwhelming 310-107 bipartisan vote. The Senate passed the legislation 73-25 on June 17th, 2020 and the bill now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law.

The legislation includes the “Restore Our Parks Act” that Alexander first introduced in 2018 and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which President Reagan’s ’s Commission on Americans Outdoors recommended in 1985 when Alexander was its chairman.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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TWRA announces Falconry Permit Period to begin July 1st

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2020 application period for the trapping of a peregrine falcon to be used in falconry will begin July 1st, 2020 the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has announced.

The number of permits to be allowed for the taking of peregrine falcons to be used in falconry is three this year as allowed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The TWRA will award the permits to the winners of a draw to be held on Wednesday, August 26th.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

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Lamar Alexander says Over 800 Conservation Groups Support Legislation to Cut the National Parks Maintenance Backlog in Half

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate last week passed the Great American Outdoors Act — the most important conservation legislation in half a century — by an overwhelming 73-25 bipartisan vote.

The legislation includes Lamar Alexander’s bill to restore the country’s 419 national parks and cut in half the national parks’ $12 billion deferred maintenance backlog. The bill also fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) permanently, a goal of Congress since 1964.

This bipartisan solution to restore America’s national parks gained the support of more than 800 conservation groups, including:

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander says U.S. Senate is Considering the Most Important Conservation Legislation in 50 Years

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said legislation the Senate is considering this week – the Great American Outdoors Act –  is the biggest boost to our national parks in 50 years.

The legislation fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) permanently, a goal of Congress since it was first passed in 1964, and includes Alexander’s bill to restore our country’s national parks and cut in half our parks’ $12 billion deferred maintenance backlog.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee, Cross Creeks NWR 2020-2021 Hunting Regulations Available

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceNashville, TN – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces hunt program information for Tennessee and Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge in West Tennessee.

The new hunt brochures for each refuge are now available online and at refuge offices, kiosks and area sporting goods stores.

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge provides hunting opportunities on all three of its units for white-tailed deer, raccoon, wild turkey, squirrel and resident Canada goose. Cross Creeks provides hunts for all the above species except raccoon.

Tennessee and Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge 2020/2021 Hunt Program Season Dates and Regulations

Tennessee and Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge 2020/2021 Hunt Program Season Dates and Regulations

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Teams up with Tennessee Valley Authority, Discover Life in America to Host Bioblitz

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceSpringville, TN – On Saturday, May 16th, 2020 from 8:00am to noon, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces they are teaming up with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Discover Life in America to host a BioBlitz at the Big Sandy Unit of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in north-central Tennessee. The refuge, considered a hotspot of biodiversity in this area, consists of 51,000 acres that stretch along 65 miles of the Tennessee River.

In an effort to conduct a concentrated survey of nature in a small area of the refuge, they are inviting the public to come participate in a family friendly, citizen science activity alongside many professional scientists.

BioBlitz at the Big Sandy Unit of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) to be held May 16th.

BioBlitz at the Big Sandy Unit of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) to be held May 16th.

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