Working across the entire state, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 300,000 acres of special places in Tennessee. In addition, we are addressing significant issues to protect the water quality of streams and rivers across Tennessee.
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 for people and nature. Learn more about Places We Protect in Tennessee.
►The epidemic known as white-nose syndrome has since killed more than 5.7 million American bats over the past 10 years. For the first time, scientists have successfully treated bats infected with white-nose syndrome. Watch the video and learn how you can help save bats.
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We're glad you asked. We've partnered with the Cumberland River Compact on creating a web tool that tells you in seconds about the health of your local creek & what you can do to help improve it. It's called iCreek. Take the plunge!
Terry is a veteran conservation leader and ecologist. Read the press announcement about his appointment.
Check out this timeline highlighting our greatest saves of Tennessee treasures.
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After setting up a motion-sensor camera to record any potential vandalism near a Tennessee caves, we found we had captured photos of wildlife living in the area.
View dramatic photos and learn more about controlled burns in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
View photos of the beautiful spring wildflowers at the Taylor Hollow Preserve.
Bats are under assault from a relentless killer known as white-nose syndrome. Watch the video and learn how you can help save bats.
Who speaks for the trees? Musicians! Watch this Preview Video. Then check out all 30 musicians' videos via the If Trees Could Sing link on this page. Or visit nature.org/iftreescouldsing.
Take a video tour of several Tennessee caves with The Nature Conservancy's TN Cave Program director Cory Holliday.
- September 08, 2016
- New iCreek web tool tracks the health and status of local waterways
- August 25, 2016
- Nonprofits put $100K toward eradicating fungus killing bats
- August 24, 2016
- A Tennessee group is fighting the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats
- July 26, 2016
- Little Green Bug - Big, Expensive Problem (Fighting Emerald Ash Borer)
- July 08, 2016
- Tennessee's Revised State Wildlife Plan Receives Federal Approval
- July 01, 2016
- Terry Cook: State Parks' Firewood Policy Will Preserve Forests
- June 30, 2016
- Gift of Mountain Land in Shady Valley Honors a Departed Nature Conservancy Board Member
- May 16, 2016
- Soak Creek Becomes State's 1st Scenic River in 15 Years
- May 03, 2016
- Nature Conservancy Names New State Director
- April 18, 2016
- Educational Campaign Adds Interactive Signs to Trees