We are nonconfrontational and nonpartisan. Science guides our work, identifying Earth's most important lands and waters. Employing the latest technology and decades of conservation experience, we work with communities, government agencies, businesses and private property owners to protect and restore key habitats.
We help local communities—in places like the Cumberland Plateau, the Duck and Hatchie Rivers, and the Appalachians—to conserve their natural resources. Our people-oriented, collaborative approach provides practical solutions to complex problems.
To fight white nose syndrome, an epidemic that is causing catastrophic die-offs in America’s cave bat populations, The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee has built the first man-made cave for hibernating bats. Explore it
Hemlocks in Tennessee are under attack by an invasive insect known as the hemlock woolly adelgid. Learn what you can do to help protect our hemlocks
The Conservancy has expanded or created 29 State Natural Areas, 10 Wildlife Management Areas and 2 National Wildlife Refuges in Tennessee. Learn More
How does a person grow to care about nature? In the case of John Ross and his daughter Elizabeth Lackey, a Nature Conservancy employee, it's a family affair
It's America's longest forested plateau, and it's home to a rich variety of plants and animals. Learn more
After more than 30 years of work, this iconic Tennessee flower has made a big comeback in the cedar glades of Middle Tennessee. See photos, video and learn more
How much do you know about Tennessee and its treasures? Our interactive quiz will test your knowledge. You may be surprised... Try Our Quiz!
In 2007, the Conservancy protected nearly 128,000 acres on the Cumberland Plateau, connecting it to more than 60,000 acres of protected lands. Learn More
Using a cutting-edge mapping program, the Tennessee Chapter targets the lands and waters that are most in need of protection. Learn More
What goes on inside bat caves? Tennessee cave expert Cory Holliday sheds some light on some dark, spooky places. Learn more
Join us for the Cranberry Festival! It's been called "the best little festival in Tennessee." Learn more
Rich in plant and animal species, the Northern Cumberlands encompass vast tracts of still unbroken forests. Learn more
With an abundance of waterfalls, steep bluffs and dense forests, the Southern Cumberlands are beautiful to look at and rich in animal and plant life. Learn more
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