State's annual conservation award winners named

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Wildlife Federation has chosen the Rocky Fork Partnership and a Franklin, Tenn., man for annual awards.

The partnership was named conservation organization of the year for leading an effort to raise $40 million to protect the Rocky Fork tract of land in the Cherokee National Forest.

Scott Davis, director of conservation programs for The Nature Conservancy's North American Central Division, was chosen land conservationist of the year. He secured tens of thousands of acres in the Cumberland Mountains, and also developed a state wildlife action plan for Tennessee.

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