Working across the entire state, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 280,000 acres of crucial habitats for people and nature.
Along the way, the Conservancy has helped create or significantly expand 29 State Natural Areas, 10 State Wildlife Management Areas and 2 National Wildlife Refuges. Learn more about Places We Protect in Tennessee.
►The Nature Conservancy has built the world's first hibernation cave for bats. It's in Tennessee. See a slide show of the artificial bat cave's construction, or view a video on why we built it.
►CBS Evening News goes inside the artificial cave.
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►The Nature Conservancy has launched a Corporate Council for the Environment in Tennessee.
►The Nature Conservancy and the EPA have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on conservation to protect freshwater in places across the country. The Tennessee Chapter has been working since 2011 on a similar freshwater project in areas across the state with the Tennessee Department of Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority and West TN River Basin Authority.
The Nature Conservancy has signed an agreement to acquire 4,000 acres connecting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee National Forest.
Why did the Conservancy build a cave for bats in Tennessee?
Learn what you can do to protect these majestic and important trees.
See the artificial cave prototype take shape!
View photos taken by acclaimed nature photographer Byron Jorjorian.
Fire can benefit habitats. View a slide show of a controlled burn at one of our nature preserves in Shady Valley.
Hemlocks need our help. The Nature Conservancy and rock climbers are partnering to save them.
The Duck River in Tennessee teems with aquatic life. See what was found in a recent mussel survey.
We've built an artificial cave to combat a deadly epidemic in bats. View the brief video to learn more.