Working across the entire state, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 280,000 acres of crucial habitats for people and nature.
Along the way, the Conservancy has helped create or significantly expand 29 State Natural Areas, 10 State Wildlife Management Areas and 2 National Wildlife Refuges. Learn more about Places We Protect in Tennessee.
►The Nature Conservancy has built the world's first hibernation cave for bats. It's in Tennessee. See a slide show of the artificial bat cave's construction, or view a video on why we built it.
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Trees are essential to our health and well-being. But they are under attack. You can help!
The Nature Conservancy has acquired 4,000 acres connecting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee National Forest. Learn more!
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.
How do you balance our energy and development needs with a healthy environment? We've got some ideas.
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.