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Wolf River WMA Field Trip

February 4 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST

Gaynell Perry and Martha Waldron will lead the Memphis chapter's annual field trip to the Wolf River Wildlife Management Area in Fayette County, TN. Bald Eagle, displaying American Woodcock, Sedge and Marsh Wren, Le Conte's Sparrow, Short-eared Owl and more are possible. Check out eBird sightings at this hotspot here: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L131208. Meet at 3:30 p.m. [...]

Field Trip to Shelby Farms Park

February 25 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am CST

Join Martha Waldron and Memphis TOS for a field trip to one of our favorite places, Shelby Farms Park. See eBird sightings for this hotspot here: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1156065 Meet at 7:30 am on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the old amphitheater parking lot on North Pine Lake Drive. See map for directions. You don’t have to be a MTOS [...]

2023 TOS State Spring Meeting- Nashville, April 28-30, 2023 We are pleased to announce that the Nashville chapter of TOS will be hosting the Annual Spring TOS State Meeting, April 28-30, 2023. Friday night registration and reception will be held at the conference hotel, The Hampton Inn Ashland City, from 5-7:30 pm. The Saturday afternoon board [...]

1512, 2021

2022 Annual Spring Meeting – Memphis, Tennessee – April 22-24, 2022

2022 TOS SPRING STATE MEETING MEMPHIS, TENNEESSEE, APRIL 22 – 24, 2022 The Memphis chapter invites all TOS members to the Spring Meeting, to be held April 22 – 24, 2022. Friday night registration, the Board of Director’s meeting on Saturday, and Saturday dinner and program will all be held in the conference room immediately adjacent to the hotel. The meeting hotel is the Plantation Oaks Suites and Inn, 6656 Hwy 51N. From I-40, take exit 24B. Go 16 miles to Hwy 51. Go left on Hwy 51 for 2.2 miles. The hotel will be on the left. A block [...]

212, 2021

31st Annual Crane Days at Hiwassee Refuge

The 31st Annual Crane Days at Hiwassee Refuge will resume an 'in-person' Festival on January 15 & 16, 2022. All information can be found at the following link: https://www.tn.gov/twra/wildlife/birds/sandhill-crane-festival.html

1211, 2021

ACTION ALERT – STRENGTHEN OUR MOST IMPORTANT BIRD LAW

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is not only reinstating bird protections under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) but is also considering strengthening the rules going forward. A new permitting program would expand common-sense and inexpensive practices – such as covering oil pits or marking power lines to avoid collisions – saving millions of birds from preventable harm. Please consider sending a public comment to support strengthening protections for birds under the MBTA. The deadline to comment is Friday, December 3rd. If you use the Audubon portal below, your comments will be submitted through regulations.gov, where [...]

711, 2021

UPDATED ACTION ALERT…PITTMAN-ROBERTSON WILDLIFE ACT!

ACTION ALERT NOVEMBER 7, 2021 “A bill to amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to make supplemental funds available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies, and for other purposes” has been introduced in both the U. S. House of Representatives (HR – 2773) and the U. S. Senate (S.2372). The bill is known by its short title “Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2021.” The Senate version currently has 32 co-sponsors (16 Republicans, 15 Democrats and 1 Independent), while the House version currently has 132 co-sponsors (101 Democrats [...]

3110, 2021

Action Alert December 2021

“A bill to amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to make supplemental funds available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies, and for other purposes” has been introduced in both the U. S. House of Representatives (HR – 2773) and the U. S. Senate (S.2372). The bill is known by its short title “Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2021.” The Senate version currently has 30 co-sponsors (15 Republicans, 14 Democrats and 1 Independent), while the House version currently has 132 co-sponsors (101 Democrats and 31 Republicans). Co-sponsor lists [...]

907, 2021

Some good news…

The Growing Climate Solutions Act (GCSA) was passed by the Senate on 6/24/2021. The bill creates a new program to self-certify technical assistance providers and third-party verifiers for the agriculture and forestry sectors for voluntary actions that are intended to reduce the amount of air and carbon pollution and for processes to naturally store carbon. The legislation seeks to address barriers to entry for landowners trying to access voluntary carbon markets, and encourages practices guided by science, while also refining protocols that account for additionality, permanence, and potential leakage.  To read more click on the link below… https://www.audubon.org/news/bipartisan-bill-addressing-pollution-working-lands-and-economic-support

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