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Friends group launches for Cherokee National Forest

Friends of the Cherokee National Forest, a new nonprofit based in Knoxville, aims to become a driving force in preserving one of the region’s most cherished landscapes. 

The organization aims to leverage philanthropy, volunteerism, leadership and strategic partnerships to improve wildlife and fisheries habitat conservation, recreational experiences and environmental stewardship.

The Cherokee National Forest covers more than 650,000 acres in Tennessee and abuts the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests in North Carolina. Visit the website at to learn more.

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