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.
►Watch the Thank You video from our Tennessee conservation staff, filmed at locations around the state.
►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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How do conservationists target outdated dams for removal? We use a whole lot of science and some fancy computing.
The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee has a new program called Working Woodlands that helps landowners protect their family forests--and generate new revenues.
We're glad you asked. We've partnered with the Cumberland River Compact on creating a web tool that tells you in seconds about the health of your local creek & what you can do to help improve it. It's called iCreek. Take the plunge!
Learn more about The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee
Where do endangered Indiana bats go when they awake from hibernation and leave their caves each spring? We tracked them to find out!
View photos of the beautiful spring wildflowers at the Taylor Hollow Preserve.
After setting up a motion-sensor camera to record any potential vandalism near a Tennessee caves, we found we had captured photos of wildlife living in the area.
Bats are under assault from a relentless killer known as white-nose syndrome. Watch the video and learn how you can help save bats.
Watch a video of our Tennessee conservation staff on-location at their project areas, talking about their work and thanking you for making our successes possible.
Who speaks for the trees? Musicians! Watch this Preview Video. Then check out all 30 musicians' videos via the If Trees Could Sing link on this page. Or visit nature.org/iftreescouldsing.
- May 18, 2017
- Firewood Workshop: There's Cash in Treated Firewood
- April 21, 2017
- Senator Bill Frist & Terry Cook: Here's How We Can Make Every Day Earth Day
- April 12, 2017
- Jackson Workshop to Address State's Need for Firewood Producers
- March 29, 2017
- Workshop to Address State's Need for Firewood Producers
- March 25, 2017
- Op-Ed: Controlled Burns Have Important Role to Play
- March 22, 2017
- Charles McQueen - Working to preserve the land he loves
- March 07, 2017
- WestRock Foundation Supports Nature Conservancy Projects in Tennessee, Virginia
- January 13, 2017
- A Decade-Long Negotiation Will Save 7 Square Miles of Cumberland Plateau Land
- November 08, 2016
- Vegetative Buffers to Help Watershed
- October 16, 2016
- Healthy Watershed Initiative Announces New Funding Opportunity
- 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