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1,429-Acre Rocky Fork Tract Purchased By Forest Service

Almost All Of The Mountain Acreage Acquired Thursday Is In Greene County The pristine forests and mountains of Rocky Fork, an almost 10,000-acre tract of undeveloped wilderness, is another step closer to full governmental ownership following a new $6 million purchase by the Cherokee National Forest. The purchase last Thursday, Sept. 29, through the U.S…. Continue Reading »

Wilderness Bill Introduced To Preserve Tracts

Rocky Fork Area’s $6M Expansion Included In Budget Tennessee’s two U.S. senators — Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker — introduced a bill Wednesday to designate 19,556 acres in the Cherokee National Forest as six different wilderness areas. In a telephone conference call to Tennessee media, Sen. Alexander said that none of the areas are in… Continue Reading »

Trout Unlimited Members Clean Up Richland Creek

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Sun Photo by Tom Yancey Members of the Cherokee Chapter of Trout Unlimited are shown Saturday morning cleaning litter from Richland Creek behind the Andrew Johnson Homestead. In about an hour, they collected 12 large garbage bags of trash. Group Quickly Fills 12 Garbage Bags With Debris Found Along Four Blocks It took only about… Continue Reading »

Land Swap Is Proposed For Rocky Fork

In a continuing effort to acquire and protect more of the property known as Rocky Fork, the U.S. Forest Service is considering a possible exchange of Cherokee National Forest land in Unicoi County. An environmental analysis of federal land that could be exchanged for portions of the Rocky Fork tract now in private hands is… Continue Reading »

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