From TWRA's ED Carter
"Summer is off to a great start and before we know it, the Land and Wildlife Expo will be in session once again at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center (in Nashville). I wanted to take a moment and let you know how excited we are as an agency to be a partner in this event. One of the main focuses of the LWE is habitat enhancement for wildlife. Having worked in this field for over 40 years, I know the importance of habitat, especially on private lands. Since over 90 percent of property in Tennessee is in private ownership, it’s even more important for us as an agency to help equip land owners with the information, concepts and incentives they need to be successful. When they are successful, wildlife is the big winner.
"Please come visit our booth where our land managers and biologists will provide technical assistance and even help develop custom habitat plans for your property. They are experts at helping land owners navigate through the maze of federal and state incentive programs designed to help this effort. We’ll have real world examples of food plots and native grasses on the ground just a short shuttle ride away.
"We also plan to play a big part in putting on the Big Buck Contest.
"We look forward to seeing you at our booth at the Land and Wildlife Expo, August 10 - 11."
- Ed Carter, TWRA Executive Director