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.
►We are now OUT of milkweed seeds for Monarch Butterflies, after sending out a few hundred seed packets. Thanks to all who requested them. If you missed out, here is another source for free milkweed seeds for Monarch Butterflies: www.saveourmonarchs.org.
►Check out this excellent TV news segment on If Trees Could Sing coming to Knoxville parks!
►10 years ago, White-Nose Syndrome was introduced the U.S. and has since killed more than 5.7 million American bats. But now, for the first time, scientists have successfully treated bats infected with White-Nose Syndrome. Read the Story.
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For the first time, bats have been successfully treated for White-Nose Syndrome.
The forests of the Smoky Mountains are threatened! Learn the simple steps you can take to help.
Learn more about The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee
Working with partners, we removed an unnecessary old dam on Sevenmile Creek in Nashville. Watch the slide show.
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.
View the short video about using heat-treated firewood to protect our Smoky Mountain forests.
Who speaks for the trees? Musicians do! Watch this Preview Video. Then check out all 27 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.