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Celebrating Mack Prichard, A Tennessee Conservation Leader

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Dubbed “The Conservation Conscience” of Tennessee by the state legislature, Mack Prichard’s legacy is found in the lands and waters he helped protect.

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The Lure of Appalachian Trout

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A bass fisherman explores the conservation and sport behind trout fishing.

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Senate Bill Would Expand Virginia Wilderness

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Virginia Wilderness Additions Act in January, which would increase two wilderness areas in Bath County, Va., by 5,600 acres.

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Conservation Grants Aim to Improve Cumberland Shortleaf Pine Forest

A series of grants and other funds totaling $2.6 million are slated for conservation work on more than 9,700 acres of shortleaf pine and riparian forest in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee.

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Plans for Development at Tennessee’s Rocky Fork State Park Meet Opposition

Conservation advocates claim that the state’s plans to build build a visitor center, parking lot, bridge and two-lane road at the rustic state park would endanger wildlife habitat.

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Land Conserved Along Little South Fork of Cumberland River in Kentucky

More than 1,000 acres of land along Kentucky’s Little South Fork of the Cumberland River were placed under state protection in August.

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By the Numbers: New Public Lands

In late 2017 and early 2018, these parks gained new territory thanks to land trust organizations and other donors.

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Program Aims to Boost Virginia’s Bobwhite Quail

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s program to increase bobwhite quail populations is expected to benefit farmers.

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Russell Fork Makes “Most Endangered Rivers” List

The Russell Fork, which carved the gorge at the heart of Breaks Interstate Park on its path through through Virginia and Kentucky, is threatened by a proposed mountaintop removal coal mine in Dickenson County, Va.

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The Butterfly Highway: Creating a Pollinator Pathway

The new “Butterfly Highway” in North Carolina will create a series of stopover points with milkweed and other native, flowering plants for migrating monarch butterflies.

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