Walls of Jericho, protected in 2004
Walls of Jericho The Nature Conservancy protected the Walls of Jericho property in 2004. © Byron Jorjorian

Stories in Tennessee

Tennessee Milestones

We've saved a place for you. Dozens actually.

Since 1978, The Nature Conservancy has helped to create or expand 30 State Natural Areas, 13 Wildlife Management Areas and three National Wildlife Refuges in Tennessee in addition to establishing our own system of nature preserves. Conserving nature in Tennessee over more than four decades has provided the opportunity to cultivate skills that make it possible to pursue larger scale and more complex projects than ever before. 

Time is of the essence. But we are up for the challenge. However, it is important to recognize the true urgency of our work in a world that is projected to have more than nine billion people by 2050.

Tennessee Milestones

  • Conservation Wins

    In 2020, The Nature Conservancy marks the protection of 400,000 acres in Tennessee.

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  • Tennessee Conservation Accomplishments Infographic

    Land and a Lot More

    In 2018, The Nature Conservancy celebrated 40 years of conserving nature in Tennessee.

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Protecting nature—and providing water, food and energy to a growing population—are no longer mutually exclusive goals. Addressing these together are paramount to sustaining life on Earth.

Can we design a future that meets people’s basic needs without further degrading the planet? Yes! But doing so will require collaborating across traditionally disconnected sectors within society, including public health, development and finance. Also, this work must occur at an unprecedented scale with little time to waste.

We look forward to sharing more with you about new partnerships and evolving ways of equally balancing the needs for food, water and energy with protecting nature. First, it begins organizing our work around the following four priorities:

  • Protecting Land and Water
  • Tackling Climate Change
  • Providing Food and Water Sustainably
  • Building Healthy Cities

See how we are doing in our annual Impact Report.