Who We Are
We are nonconfrontational and nonpartisan. Science guides our work, identifying Earth's most important lands and waters. Employing the latest technology and decades of conservation experience, we work with communities, government agencies, businesses and private property owners to protect and restore key habitats.
We help local communities—in places like the Cumberland Plateau, the Duck and Hatchie Rivers, and the Appalachians—to conserve their natural resources. Our people-oriented, collaborative approach provides practical solutions to complex problems.
Learn More About Our Work in Tennessee
Tennessee is one of the most biodiverse inland states. Learn more about animals that are native to Tennessee.
These 5,700 acres of biologically rich mountain forest constitute the biggest land donation in the history of The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee. Learn more.
Interested in having a bat house? Here are some tips and suggestions on how to get started. See how you can help bats.
The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee has joined forces with four other conservation organizations to enhance and protect Nashville's waterways. Learn more.
Recently, The Nature Conservancy and partners joined forces to remove an outdated, deteriorating dam. View the slide show.
Bats in North America are under assault from a relentless killer known as white-nose syndrome. Watch the video and find out how you can help save bats.
The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee has a new program that helps landowners protect their family forests--and generate new revenues. See what one family did.
Learn why Jeremy Walker and the team at Yee-Haw Brewing Co. in Johnson City count on the power of healthy forests to provide clean water for good beer.
Learn why Bailey and Steve at Jackalope Brewing Co. in Nashville believe healthy forests are important for good beer.
Learn why Melanie and Joel of Hutton & Smith Brewing Co. in Chattanooga believe healthy forests are important for good beer.
Learn more about locations across Tennessee where you can buy heat-treated firewood, and how you can create and sell heat-treated firewood using firewood kilns.
We're working in the Tennessee and Cumberland river basins to restore and maintain the health of these biologically rich river systems.
We worked with partners to create a web tool, called iCreek, which tells you instantly about the health of any stream in the Cumberland River Basin.
For the first time, bats have been successfully treated for white-nose syndrome. Learn more about the ground-breaking research.
Hemlocks in Tennessee are under attack by an invasive insect known as the hemlock woolly adelgid. Learn what you can do to help protect our hemlocks
The forests of the Smoky Mountains are at risk. Learn the simple steps you can take to help.
The Conservancy has expanded or created 29 State Natural Areas, 12 Wildlife Management Areas and 2 National Wildlife Refuges in Tennessee. Learn More
If Trees Could Sing is a Nature Conservancy program that brings together a diverse array of musical artists to talk about trees and their benefits for people. Learn more
It's America's longest forested plateau, and it's home to a rich variety of plants and animals. Learn more
We've launched a new program in Tennessee to help communities fight invasive tree pests and maintain tree health. Learn more
To fight White Nose Syndrome, an epidemic that is causing catastrophic die-offs in America’s cave bat populations, The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee has built the first man-made cave for hibernating bats. Explore it
After more than 30 years of work, this iconic Tennessee flower has made a big comeback in the cedar glades of Middle Tennessee. See photos, video and learn more
In 2007, the Conservancy protected nearly 128,000 acres on the Cumberland Plateau, connecting it to more than 60,000 acres of protected lands. Learn More
Join us for the Cranberry Festival! It's been called "the best little festival in Tennessee." Learn more
Read how The Nature Conservancy has grown and conserved the last great places in Tennessee. Learn more