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Nickajack Naturalist

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Blue Blazes Trail Hike--March 1

February 9, 2014 - 5:36pm
Moccasin Bend Photo: Bob Butters On Saturday, March 1st, National Park Service historian Jim Ogden will be leading a 1.2 mile hike on the new Brown's Ferry Federal Road Trail at Moccasin Bend. Click here for details. For those participants... Bob Butters
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Nature and the Economy

February 6, 2014 - 4:41pm
Mark Tercek is president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy, a job he came to after serving as a managing director at Goldman Sachs. Jonathon Adams is a science writer. Together, they've written Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive... Bob Butters
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Sequatchie Caddisfly Featured on Tennessee Wild Side

February 6, 2014 - 1:39pm
Owen Spring Branch flows from the cave at Sequatchie Cave State Natural Area. Photo: Bob Butters The rare Sequatchie Caddisfly was recently featured on a segment of the Tennessee Wild Side TV program. Click here to learn more and to... Bob Butters
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Russell Cave Hike Report

February 5, 2014 - 3:55pm
A good sized group turned out for the latest outing in the Nickajack Naturalist series of nature hikes, at Russell Cave National Monument near Bridgeport, Alabama on Saturday, February 1st. Partnering again with Outdoor Chattanooga, this approximately 1 3/4 mile... Bob Butters
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Sequatchie Cove Adventure

February 5, 2014 - 3:07pm
On a chilly day in mid-January, Kim and I, along with our two canine cohorts, Lucy and Camo, headed into the wilds of Sequatchie Cove to search for a spot I've been wanting to locate for nearly twenty years. Shortly... Bob Butters
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Nickajack Lake Christmas Bird Count

January 29, 2014 - 10:15pm
From The Chattanoogan While science is typically thought of as being conducted by professionals, there is a type of science referred to as "citizen science". Much of what we know about the ranges of some species and populations of wildlife... Bob Butters
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Little Cedar Mountain Trail Temporarily Closed for Re-Working, Volunteers Wanted

January 15, 2014 - 5:40pm
The 3 1/5 mile hiking trail on TVA's Little Cedar Mountain near Nickajack Dam is temporarily closed to the public while major re-routing of some problem sections takes place. The work is targeted for completion, depending on the cooperation of... Bob Butters
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