Working across the entire state, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 300,000 acres of precious lands and waters. We are working to protect the water quality of streams and rivers across Tennessee as well.
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 for people and nature. Learn more about Places We Protect in Tennessee.
►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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Terry is a veteran conservation leader and ecologist. Read the press announcement about his appointment.
Check out this timeline highlighting our greatest saves of Tennessee treasures.
For the first time, bats have been successfully treated for White-Nose Syndrome.
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View photos of the beautiful spring wildflowers at the Taylor Hollow Preserve.
View dramatic photos and learn more about controlled burns in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
After setting up a motion-sensor camera to record any potential vandalism near a Tennessee caves, we found we had captured photos of wildlife living in the area.
Take a video tour of several Tennessee caves with The Nature Conservancy's TN Cave Program director Cory Holliday.
Who speaks for the trees? Musicians! Watch this Preview Video. Then check out all 30 musicians' videos via the If Trees Could Sing link on this page. Or visit nature.org/iftreescouldsing.
Hemlocks need our help. The Nature Conservancy and rock climbers are partnering to save them.
- July 26, 2016
- Little Green Bug - Big, Expensive Problem (Fighting Emerald Ash Borer)
- July 08, 2016
- Tennessee's Revised State Wildlife Plan Receives Federal Approval
- July 01, 2016
- Terry Cook: State Parks' Firewood Policy Will Preserve Forests
- June 30, 2016
- Gift of Mountain Land in Shady Valley Honors a Departed Nature Conservancy Board Member
- May 28, 2016
- Terry Cook: Enjoy Tennessee's Parks the Right Way
- May 16, 2016
- Soak Creek Becomes State's 1st Scenic River in 15 Years
- May 03, 2016
- Nature Conservancy Names New State Director
- April 18, 2016
- Educational Campaign Adds Interactive Signs to Trees
- April 12, 2016
- Groups Join Up to Protect 488 Acres of Forested Land in Upper East Tennessee