Top Ten Most-Endangered Public Lands

Stones River Battlefield
By Andrea Keller

It's the cry of battle: The threat of new road construction and development puts the Stones River Battlefield in jeopardy. Only a small percentage of the historic 4,000-acre field itself is protected by the park, leaving much of the area vulnerable to commercial development, including a planned interstate highway interchange.

Recommended solution: The Federal Highway Administration should prepare a full environmental impact statement before proceeding with construction. And potential alternative alignments for the highway should be considered, including the addition of the last undeveloped parcel of the historic battlefield to the park.


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