Cherokee Forest Voices is a not-for-profit educational association of conservation groups and volunteers whose mission is to encourage increased emphasis on the ecological values of the Cherokee National Forest. 

Cherokee Forest Voices was founded in the mid 1980’s and incorporated as a 501(C) (3) in 1999, is a coalition of 200 individual members and 6 conservation groups, Wilderness Society, Wild South, Smoky Mountains Hiking Club, Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning, Tennessee Audubon Council, and Tennessee Chapter Sierra Club. These groups act in an advisory capacity.

A Few Examples of CFV’s Accomplished Work:

CFV was part of the Cherokee National Forest Wilderness Coalition responsible for the designation of eleven Wilderness areas on the CNF totaling 66,349 acres. 

Secured 20,000 acres of wilderness recommendations in the 2004 Forest plan. 

Mapped 85,000 acres of Inventoried Roadless areas on the Cherokee NF. 

Found and mapped the 4,574 acres of old growth forest on the Cherokee NF.