Eastern Tennessee: Our Partners

Frozen Head natural area above Petros
Michael Hodge-Flickr
At Wilderness, we accomplish our conservation goals in eastern Tennessee with the help of local conservation groups.

At Wilderness, we're building coalitions with local partner groups in eastern Tennessee to help us protect the Cherokee National Forest and other important wildlands.

Tennessee Wild Coalition

Tennessee Wild is dedicated to protecting wilderness on the Cherokee National Forest for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations.

Wild South

Wild South is a non-profit grassroots organization whose mission is to inspire people to enjoy, value and protect the wild character and natural legacy of the south.

Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition

Since 1994, the Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition has played a crucial role in protecting the regions' natural treasures.

Southern Environmental Law Center

The Southern Environmental Law Center works to protect the environment of the Southeast — the fastest growing region of the United States.

Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning

Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning works to protect natural lands and waters through public ownership, legislation and cooperation of the private sector.

Cherokee Forest Voices

Cherokee Forest Voices is a volunteer-based organization working to address issues related to the management of the Cherokee National Forest.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

The Smoky Mountains Hiking Club has more than 600 member hikers and outdoors enthusiasts who love the Smokies and the mountains of eastern Tennessee.

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