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Robinson: TWRA Will Not Move Forward With White Co Habitat Project

White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson announced Tuesday night that TWRA’s Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness Area habitat project will not move forward. “TWRA has decided to cancel their plans to cut the trees,” Robinson said. “They’re not going to do it. But, we don’t have that in writing. It just came this afternoon. I feel confident that they are good ... Read More »

White County Considering Legal Action Against TWRA Habitat Project

White County is exploring legal avenues against TWRA’s clear cutting project at the Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness Area. The County Commission held an attorney-client privilege meeting Monday night. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the county discussed options with County Attorney John Meadows. “We are looking if there is any legal avenues that we can pursue,” Robinson said. “We were ... Read More »

White Co Executive Drafts Letter In Opposition Of TWRA Habitat Project

White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson has drafted a letter to Governor Bill Lee requesting TWRA’s habitat project be stopped. Robinson said the concern is the impact on tourism from the cutting project. “People come to that area to hike it, walk, hunt it and that brings and that brings tourism revenue into our county,” Robinson said. “And you cut ... Read More »

TWRA Shares Three-Phase Plan For Habitat Project In White County

The bid process to survey phase 1 of White County’s Centennial Wilderness Area forest conversion has been completed. TWRA shared the plan for the three to five-year project Thursday at a Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting. Region Three Wildlife Program Manager Brandon Wear said the full plan is three phases. “It will occur simultaneously on both The Farm and ... Read More »

TWRA Says Bridgestone WMA Cutting Will Benefit More Than Quail

The cutting of some 340 acres in White County’s Bridgestone Wilderness Area is aimed at saving the declining quail species. TWRA plans to begin cutting at Bridgestone-Firestone Centennial Wilderness this fall. Region Three Wildlife Management Area Coordinator Aubrey Deck said the project will also help strengthen turkey and deer numbers. “Doing projects like this should increase the amount of forage ... Read More »