Tennessee acquires 1,000 acres for Bear Hollow Mountain WMA

land on the Grundy & Franklin County line on the Plateau

SHERWOOD, Tenn. (AP) – More than 1,000 acres have been added to south central Tennessee’s Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area, connecting two sections of the WMA that were previously divided.

The Conservation Fund purchased the property in March 2021 to buy time for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to secure funds for its purchase. The property was officially transferred to the agency last week.

According to a news release from The Conservation Fund, the land is mostly forested with habitat for eight bat species of greatest conservation need in Tennessee, including three that are federally listed as threatened or endangered.

The land also supports several federally listed plant species.

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