In 2018, a U.S. judge found the agency had illegally denied protection to the bi-state grouse and ordered it to re-evaluate the bird's status.
The Chattanooga Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society: Promoting the enjoyment, scientific study, and conservation of wild birds. We are your local birding club. Come join us! We host field trips, wild bird surveys, bird related presentations at our chapter meetings. Our club engages in and believe others should participate in wild bird conservation efforts. Chattanooga birding bird watching. We share similar missions with the American Birding Association, the National Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The eBird mobile app is available for Android or iPhone, to report bird observations. Accurate bird identification can be achieved with the free Merlin Bird ID app for mobile devices. We are an environmental friendly organization. We ask everyone to protect our natural places and practice Leave No Trace. Finally, explore Tennessee State Park, Tennessee State Forests, and Tennessee State Wildlife Management Areas.