Join The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee for monthly virtual gatherings that cover conservation topics related to tackling climate change, protecting land and water, and providing food and water sustainably.
Register for upcoming webinars at the links listed under each event. NOTE: You must register to attend—information for joining the webinars via Zoom will be provided upon registering.
You can also watch previous webinar recordings at the links listed on the next tab!
Restoring Woodlands with Fire
Tennessee’s forests cover an estimated 13,881,540 acres—53 percent of the state—and provide numerous benefits to all Tennesseans. In addition to cleaning air and filtering water, they store carbon, harbor diverse wildlife, and serve as a source of timber and other resources that support local economies and livelihoods. These forests also serve as a cherished destination for those seeking solace and beauty, or active outdoor recreation, in a natural setting. However, without fire, forests grow unchecked to develop closed tree canopies that block sunlight, which has altered native plant and animal communities. Learn how TNC uses fire to manage and restore forests with East Tennessee Program Director, Katherine Medlock. Register today.
Earth Day Event: Tackling Climate Change in the Southern U.S.
Listen to experts in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia about TNC’s work to implement natural climate solutions, address renewable energy development, and restore critical lands and waters. This takes place at 11:00 a.m. CT/12:00 p.m. ET. Register today.
CHANGE STARTS HERE: An Earth Day Celebration
Hosted by TNC's CEO, Jennifer Morris, this Earth Day event will celebrate today’s environmental heroes with numerous engaging speakers and a musical performance by Aloe Blacc. We hope that you will join us for this inspiring, virtual Earth Day event, "Change Starts Here."
Virtual Tour of Shady Valley
Long recognized as one of the Southern Appalachians' most ecologically important areas, northeast Tennessee’s Shady Valley reveals a rare, high-elevation remnant of the last Ice Age—a hidden treasure blanketed in a mosaic of sphagnum/cranberry peat bogs and white pine/hemlock forests. A diverse array of plants and animals, many of them also found in New England’s famous cranberry bogs, have sheltered in Shady Valley due to its elevation and climate. Come explore the unique landscape on a virtual tour of TNC’s preserve with Director of Protection, Gabby Lynch. Register today.
Trail Camera 101
The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee employs trail cameras on some of our properties to monitor wildlife and get a glimpse of what lives on the preserves. Join Terry Cook, TN State Director, for a fun introduction to trail cameras and ideas for how you can enjoy them in your own yard. This takes place at 4:00 p.m. CT/5:00 p.m. ET.
For decades, The Nature Conservancy has worked in floodplains—work that has helped improve water quality, reduce flood risks for communities and enhance wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities in places throughout North America and beyond. Join Shelly Morris, Director of Floodplain Strategies TN and KY to learn more about floodplain restoration in West Tennessee and TNC’s floodplain prioritization tool. Register today.
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