Photography in Nature
The world is full of natural beauty, but capturing this beauty on camera can be difficult. In this virtual workshop, we learned about The Nature Conservancy's breathtaking preserves in Tennessee and how to photograph them. Longtime TNC supporter and professional photographer, Byron Jorjorian joined us to provide tips on how to take great photographs of nature. Byron was joined by TNC's Tennessee director of conservation, Alex Wyss, to talk more about the properties from a conservation perspective. Watch the recording.
Partnership In Action: The University of Tennessee and TNC
In November 2019, The Nature Conservancy signed a historic agreement that established the University of Tennessee (UT) as the first academic institution to enroll in TNC’s Working Woodlands Program. The agreement includes seeking Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certification—the most rigorous available for conserving working forests—for approximately 11,400 acres managed by UT’s Institute of Agriculture (UTIA). In this webinar, we learned so much from a panel of leaders from TNC and UTIA to learn about how this project has progressed over the past year. Watch the recording.
Panel Discussion: TNC at the Bridgestone Nature Reserve at Chestnut Mountain
In 2018 Bridgestone Americas, Inc. donated 5,763 acres of priority conservation land on the Cumberland Plateau - the Bridgestone Nature Reserve at Chestnut Mountain. This large, biodiverse property is a living laboratory demonstrating innovative forest management strategies and natural solutions to climate change. By harnessing the carbon sequestering power of the Reserve’s forests and leveraging a growing carbon market, TNC is mitigating impacts from greenhouse gases while funding the sustained management of the property. Our panelists shared the history of Chestnut Mountain, the research, education, and recreation opportunities it presents, as well as our future plans. Watch the recording.
Aquatic Connectivity and Dam Removal/The rivers and streams in the Southeast are impacted with thousands of dams and barriers resulting in one of the greatest threats to aquatic biodiversity. Join us to learn from Rob Bullard, TNC's Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers project director, about the importance of aquatic connectivity and about recent dam removal projects. Watch the recording.
Great American Outdoors Act/The Conservancy's director of US government relations for lands, Tom Cors, joined Sally Palmer, TNC's director of science and policy in Tennessee and Gabby Lynch, TNC's director of protection in Tennessee to share the story behind TNC's effort to help secure passage of the historic Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). Watch the recording.
Protecting and Creating Doe Mountain Recreation Area/Gabby Lynch, TNC's director of protection in Tennessee, discussed the unique process of protecting Doe Mountain and creating the Doe Mountain Recreation Area, an eco-tourism destination in East Tennessee. Watch the recording.
Caves, Karsts, and Bats/Cory Holliday, TNC's Cave & Karst program director in Tennessee, provided an informative and engaging presentation on the underground landscape of Tennessee and the creatures that live there. Especially relevant to current events, he also discussed the relationship between bats and Covid-19. Watch the recording.
Working Woodlands/TNC's director of forest protection, Trish Johnson, provided an informative presentation on carbon credits, forest management, family forests, and TNC's Working Woodlands program in Tennessee. Watch the recording.
Virtual Wildflower Walk at Taylor Hollow/The Nature Conservancy's Tennessee director of science and policy and wildflower aficionado, Sally Palmer, took us on a virtual tour of Taylor Hollow preserve during peak wildflower season. Watch the recording.