Environment

Every story on Tennessee’s Wild Side promotes the proper enjoyment of outdoor life in Tennessee. But the stories highlighted on this page are more tightly woven into the theme of conserving our environment. These are the stories about endangered species, land management, and people who go out of their way to be good stewards of our habitat. 

These are the shows that remind us of nature’s call.

Ataya

Our first look at a new model for conservation with the purchase of land in the Central Appalachian Mountains.

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Tennessee Red Wolves

Once abundant on the Tennessee landscape, red wolves are now the most endangered canid in the world. Find out what is being done to right this wrong.

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Tennessee Hemp

An ancient natural resource has resurfaced as a potential Tennessee cash crop and it’s not too late to get in the game.

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Ruskin Hummingbirds

A new research project is underway at one of the state’s largest gatherings of hummingbirds. This is the first time these particular birds have been banded in anticipation of their migration.

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Roan Mountain Snorkel

Come along as some curious kids inch their way into the cold waters of the Doe River on their first snorkeling adventure. You don’t have to go to the seashore to explore the wonders under water.

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Chestnut Mountain

Chestnut Mountain is an example of what can happen when Bridgestone Americas and The Nature Conservancy team up for an investment in nature.

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Bat Tracking

Endangered bats are on the move and biologists from The Nature Conservancy and U-S Fish and Wildlife are busy chasing them in an ongoing effort to help them survive.

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