Tennessee

Protecting America's Most Biologically Rich Inland State

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Working across the entire state, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 300,000 acres of key lands and waters for people and nature.

Along the way, the Conservancy has helped create or significantly expand 29 State Natural Areas, 12 State Wildlife Management Areas and 2 National Wildlife Refuges. Learn more about Places We Protect in Tennessee.

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What has The Nature Conservancy done in Tennessee? Check out this handy infographic. Or see our Tennessee Milestones page of accomplishments.

►10 years ago, White-Nose Syndrome was introduced the U.S. and has since killed more than 5.7 million American bats. But now, for the first time, scientists have successfully treated bats infected with White-Nose Syndrome. Read the Story.

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Recent Press

May 16, 2016
Soak Creek Becomes State's 1st Scenic River in 15 Years
May 28, 2016
Terry Cook: Enjoy Tennessee's Parks the Right Way
May 03, 2016
Nature Conservancy Names New State Director
April 18, 2016
Educational Campaign Adds Interactive Signs to Trees
April 12, 2016
Groups Join Up to Protect 488 Acres of Forested Land in Upper East Tennessee

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