Robert L. Wyatt

Conservation Education through a Cooperative Effort in Tennessee

A cooperative agreement among the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and 5 other organizations led to a unique conservation educational experience for visitors to the Unicoi County Heritage Museum (UCHM) in northeastern Tennessee. The adjacent grounds were designated a Wildlife Observation Area that provided an opportunity to view wildlife in natural situations. A quarter-mile nature trail and accompanying audiocassette guide were developed. A natural history exhibit featuring plants, animals, and geologic material was added to the museum. Local school groups and other citizens have taken...


Implications of Illegal Off-road Vehicle Activity on the Cherokee Wildlife Management Area, Unicoi County, Tennessee

A difficult land management problem facing wildlife agencies today is the use of and demand for areas to utilize off-road vehicles (ORVs). Problems arising from conflicts between ORV users and other recreationists on the Cherokee National ForesUWildlife Management Area are discussed. The impacts of ORV use on soil, water, wildlife, and fisheries resources are described. Difficulties faced by law enforcement officials relative to ORV use and ways to solve those problems are presented.