Protecting America's Most Biologically Rich Inland State

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Working across the entire state, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 300,000 acres of special places in Tennessee. In addition, we are addressing significant issues to protect the water quality of streams and rivers across Tennessee.

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.

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►What has The Nature Conservancy done in Tennessee? Check out this handy infographic. Or see our Tennessee Milestones page of accomplishments.

White-nose syndrome has since killed more than 5.7 million American bats over the past 10 years. We need your support. Watch the video and learn how you can help save bats.

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September 08, 2016
New iCreek web tool tracks the health and status of local waterways
August 25, 2016
Nonprofits put $100K toward eradicating fungus killing bats
August 24, 2016
A Tennessee group is fighting the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats
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 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


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