North Fork Beauty
While the Wolf River is well-known to Mid-South residents, many are unfamiliar with its largest tributary – the North Fork Wolf River or North Fork for short. Moscow, TN, refers to itself as the “City Between Two Rivers” because it is located at the convergence of the North Fork with the larger Wolf River. Covering more than 80,000 acres, the North Fork sub-watershed is a substantial feature within the larger Wolf River watershed. This tributary flows through an expansive system of sloughs, baldcypress forests, agricultural lands, and upland forests. Approaching Moscow, the North Fork swells and multiplies its channels, creating a spaghetti network of clean flowing waters.
Within earshot of the church bells of Moscow, Wolf River Conservancy has recently protected 43 acres of the many channels and wetlands of the North Fork. Adjacent to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency public land (a conservation project of the Conservancy years ago), this property adds to the lands protected by the Conservancy and other entities, and is a shining example of the beauty that the North Fork has to offer. Paddling this section of river requires proper planning and permissions, but rewards the paddler with a mini-Ghost Section feel. The Conservancy is glad that the owner was a willing seller in favor of conservation. Additionally, Wolf River Conservancy would like to thank Tennessee Heritage Conservation Trust Fund board for selecting this project to aid funding. Ring Container Technologies also provided funds as part of their challenge grant to help secure this property.