Mission Statement

    • Promote outdoor recreational activity and to preserve the right of the public to use and    enjoy the great outdoors.
    • Acquire by purchase, lease, or any other legal means outdoor recreation rights for the    public. 
    • Promote and foster proper legislation for the conservation, protection, propagation, and    management of outdoor resources and to encourage reasonable public use of such    areas.
    • Affiliate with other like-minded organizations to promote achieving common goals.
    • To champion the conservation, sound management, and enjoyment of Tennessee's    wildlife and natural resources for current and future generations through stewardship    and advocacy.

Historical Accomplishments

  • Formation of CORA more than 20 years ago;
  • Leasing of 50,000 acres, known as the Koppers property for 5 years, raising more than    $250,000, and holding that property for the State of Tennessee’s purchase;
  • Koppers property becoming The Royal Blue Wildlife Management Area;
  • Champion and Tackett Creek properties named as Public Hunting Areas;
  • Sundquist Wildlife Management Area land acquisition;
  • Elk reintroduction after a 150 year absence from the State of Tennessee;
  • The acquisition of the Brimstone property with the North Cumberland Plateau Land    Conservation Initiative;
  • The creation of Tennessee’s First Elk Viewing area named the  “Hatfield Knob Wildlife    Viewing Area” and
  • Many other contributions.



Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors. If you have any questions, please contact Terry Lewis at terry@t-lewis.com.

Click on the link below for a list of our board members.

Board of Directors