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.
►►Free Concert for If Trees Could Sing at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary in Brentwood, TN. Join us and our friends at Owl's Hill from Noon to 4 pm on Sat., April 25 for a celebration of our video series about trees starring popular singers and musicians. If Trees Could Sing artists Kim Richey, Bill Lloyd and Webb Wilder will be performing "in the round" along with bluegrass band Off the Wagon, and the Owl's Hill staff will conduct tree tours.
►►Nashville Mayoral Candidates Forum on Land and Water. Join us Wed., April 22, 2015, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Cumberland River Center in the Bridge Building as all eight candidates debate conservation issues. Space is limited so please RSVP: www.cumberlandrivercompact.org
►Who speaks for the trees? Musicians do! Watch the fun new music artist videos of If Trees Could Sing.
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The forests of the Smoky Mountains are threatened! Learn the simple steps you can take to help.
The Nature Conservancy has acquired 4,000 acres connecting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee National Forest. Learn more!
Trees are essential to our health and well-being. But they are under attack. You can help!
Learn more about The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee
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.
Who speaks for the trees? Musicians do! Watch the preview video. Then check out all 18 musicians' videos via the If Trees Could Sing links on this page. Or visit nature.org/iftreescouldsing.
Hemlocks need our help. The Nature Conservancy and rock climbers are partnering to save them.
We've built an artificial cave to combat a deadly epidemic in bats. View the brief video to learn more.