Who We Are
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.
Learn More About Our Work in Tennessee
Learn more about locations across Tennessee where you can buy heat-treated firewood, and how you can create and sell heat-treated firewood using firewood kilns.
Conducting fish surveys allows TNC to understand the dynamics of a fish community. Click to see a slideshow of West Tennessee's annual fish survey.
Working with partners, we removed an unnecessary old dam on Sevenmile Creek in Nashville. Watch the slide show.
For the first time, bats have been successfully treated for White Nose Syndrome. Learn more about the ground-breaking research.
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 forests of the Smoky Mountains are at risk. Learn the simple steps you can take to help.
The Conservancy has expanded or created 29 State Natural Areas, 12 Wildlife Management Areas and 2 National Wildlife Refuges in Tennessee. Learn More
If Trees Could Sing is a Nature Conservancy program that brings together a diverse array of musical artists to talk about trees and their benefits for people. Learn more
It's America's longest forested plateau, and it's home to a rich variety of plants and animals. Learn more
We've launched a new program in Tennessee to help communities fight invasive tree pests and maintain tree health. Learn more
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
What goes on inside bat caves? Tennessee cave expert Cory Holliday sheds some light on some dark, spooky places. Learn more
We’ve saved a place for you. Dozens actually. The Conservancy has created or expanded 29 State Natural Areas, 12 Wildlife Management Areas and 2 National Wildlife Refuges in Tennessee. Enjoy some of the great places we’ve saved for you. They’re yours.
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
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
Join us for the Cranberry Festival! It's been called "the best little festival in Tennessee." Learn more
Read how The Nature Conservancy has grown and conserved the last great places in Tennessee. Learn more