Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

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The monarch butterfly, recognized by its beautiful orange hue, may not be a common sight in coming years. In response to the decimation of the species, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is partnering with other non-profit organizations to launch a campaign to save monarch butterflies.

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is moving ahead with a project that will restore Carroll Lake to previous depths, making fishing possible again.

The 100-acre lake, located between Huntingdon and McKenzie, has been unable to hold water after its floodgates were irreparably damaged by heavy rains last spring.

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is offering grants to assist with riparian tree planting projects.

Five grants of $500 each are available in each of TWRA's four regions.

Seedlings must be bought through the Department of Agriculture or Division of Forestry.

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Wildlife biologists say a fungal disease that affects snakes has spread to Tennessee. The affliction can interfere with a snake's vision and, in some cases, deform a snake's head, making it difficult for it to feed.

WPLN radio reported the fungus has been found in Tennessee only on timber rattlesnakes.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is releasing more than 90,000 rainbow trout in Middle and West Tennessee. The stocking continues through March and will provide many close-to-home trout fishing opportunities for anglers.