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

October 25, 2020

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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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee creates Commission to Address Asian Carp

September 27, 2020

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – On Saturday, September 26th, 2020 Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order No. 62 establishing the Asian Carp Advisory Commission to study and provide advice regarding the best methods for mitigating the invasion of Asian carp into the state’s lakes and river systems.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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President Donald Trump just signed an executive order to protect American jobs from foreign labor

August 3, 2020

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald Trump took action earlier today to prevent Americans from being displaced by foreign workers and offshore labor using federal dollars.
 
The new executive order combats the misuse of H-1B visas, which too often have been exploited to replace qualified U.S. workers with lower-cost foreign ones. President Trump is directing all federal agencies to focus on hiring Americans for lucrative federal contracts, and it requires that only U.S. citizens be appointed to the government’s competitive service.

President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, signs an Executive Order on Hiring American. (White House)

President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, signs an Executive Order on Hiring American. (White House)

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Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Teams up with Tennessee Valley Authority, Discover Life in America to Host Bioblitz

March 15, 2020

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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TVA River Management Handles Rainy 2018, Prepares for New Year

December 30, 2018

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Tennessee Valley AuthorityKnoxville, TN – As 2018 draws to a close, yearly rainfall totals for the  Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) region continue to climb to near record levels, and the trend for above average rainfall totals continues right up to year’s end.

“For the week before Christmas, rainfall averaged 2 inches in the eastern Valley and 1.4 inches in the western Valley,” said James Everett, senior manager for TVA’s River Forecast Center. “We began spilling and sluicing at several locations the day after Christmas to increase flows and increase flood storage capacity, and that will likely continue into the New Year.”

TVA’s River Management team is continuing its work over the holidays by doing what it’s been doing a lot this year: handling above average amounts rainfall and runoff across the Valley.

TVA’s River Management team is continuing its work over the holidays by doing what it’s been doing a lot this year: handling above average amounts rainfall and runoff across the Valley.

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Issues Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisories for Portions of Pigeon, Nolichucky Rivers

August 13, 2018

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced the issuance of precautionary fish consumption advisories for smallmouth bass and channel catfish in the downstream portions of the Pigeon River and the Nolichucky River.

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Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce MTD Products to Create 200 Jobs in Martin

July 17, 2018

Manufacturer to invest $10 million to expand production capabilities in Weakley County 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN -Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and MTD Consumer Group Inc officials announced today that the manufacturer will invest $10 million in its Martin operations over the next five years. 

MTD is Weakley County’s largest private employer and a leading global manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial outdoor power equipment under brands such as Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt. The company plans to create 200 jobs in Weakley County as it adds production at the Martin facility. 

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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TVA announces New Fish Species found in Duck River

November 29, 2017

Tennessee Valley AuthorityKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) aquatic biologists identify new fish species in tributary streams to the Duck River in middle Tennessee: the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

When you hear news about an animal species these days, it’s rarely good. Most often, it’s about overabundance or scarcity.

But occasionally, there’s a surprise: the discovery of something new.

TVA aquatic biologists identify new fish species the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

TVA aquatic biologists identify new fish species the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

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Shortleaf Pine Planting at LBL

May 18, 2015

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes has planted approximately 29,000 Shortleaf pine seedlings on 42 acres near Demumbers Bay.

Hardwood trees and Loblolly pines in this area sustained heavy damage during the 2009 ice storm and other wind events. Non-native Loblolly pines were removed from the area and replaced with native Shortleaf pines.

Shortleaf pines recently planted near Demumbers Bay area. (Yvonne Helton)

Shortleaf pines recently planted near Demumbers Bay area. (Yvonne Helton)

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TWRA announces New Long-Term Funding for Federal Trout Hatchery Operation, Stocking Program

May 12, 2015

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAErwin, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) joined U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and leaders from the Tennessee Valley Authority in an announcement to provide long-term funding for trout production and stocking in 13 TVA dam tailwaters and reservoirs in Tennessee and Georgia.

The announcement for the multi-agency agreement to the USFWS came in a press conference at the Erwin National Fish Hatchery on Monday (May 11th). The agreement ensures popular trout stocking programs in the region will continue beyond 2016, when a temporary TVA funding agreement reached in 2013 is set to expire. [Read more]

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