Places We Protect

Explore the map or browse the list below to see places we protect in Tennessee.

See What We've Accomplished Together!

The Nature Conservancy has helped create or expand 29 State Natural Areas, 13 Wildlife Management Areas and 3 National Wildlife Refuges in Tennessee. Use this page to learn more about places we protect—and to plan your trips to these beautiful areas!

Check out the great places we've saved across Tennessee in our Tennessee Milestones.

And view our infographic summary of what we've accomplished in Tennessee.

West Tennessee

Hatchie River
West Tennessee

William B. Clark Conservation Area

Middle Tennessee

Duck River
Taylor Hollow

Tennessee Caves

Tennessee Caves Program
Hubbard's Cave

Cumberland Plateau

Cumberland Plateau
Clifty Creek Preserve
Clear Creek Preserve
Gil & Summerfield Johnston Preserve (aka Double Arches)
North Cumberland WMA & Frozen Head State Park
Obed River Preserve
Pogue Creek Canyon
Stone Preserve
Tally Wilderness & Dobbs Creek Preserve
Walls of Jericho
Washmorgan Hollow

East Tennessee

Bridging the Smokies
Clinch River
Doe Mountain
John R. Dickey Birch Branch Sanctuary
Orchard Bog and Quarry Bog
Schoolyard Springs
Shady Valley


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