Thanking Our Republican Leaders For Wilderness Protection

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I saw this article a few weeks ago (Alexander, Corker, Roe Introduce Wilderness Act) and as a native Chattanoogan and a Republican, I want to publicly thank our senators and Congressman Roe for their hard work to move this very important legislation in our congress. The Tennessee Wilderness Act has been introduced five times and would protect almost 20,000 acres as wilderness in the Cherokee National Forest. 

The Act would preserve backcountry that is home to black bear, boar, white tailed deer and several trout species including brook trout. These areas are becoming increasingly rare as we lose our great outdoors to unnecessary development. The legislation would also safeguard clean water while also boosting our local economy. Whether it's the $8+ billion (with a “B”) recreation industry that brings visitors and outdoor recreation enthusiasts, or businesses that serve our residents, companies large and small depend on protected public lands.  

Conservation is a core part of being a conservative, and a basic principle of Tennessee’s heritage that is reflected in our Republican leadership. I applaud Senators Alexander and Corker and Congressmen Roe for their leadership in preserving our outdoor traditions, heritage, and most importantly, our legacy.  

Samantha Lynn

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