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Leaders in Conservation Science in Tennessee

The Nature Conservancy is a conservation science leader in Tennessee, serving as an important resource for government agencies and other conservation organizations. Our projects engage multiple stakeholders, and we use our applied science expertise to develop new data and innovative tools to guide better decision-making in a variety of land and water management arenas.

In the coming years, Tennessee—and the southeastern U.S. in general—must solve pressing challenges about how we build the water, transportation and energy infrastructure necessary to grow our economy without degrading our natural landscapes that support an incredible diversity of forests, rivers and cave ecosystems.

As part of The Nature Conservancy’s global network of over 600 scientists, our science team collaborates with our peers on a variety of projects ranging from improvements to The Nature Conservancy’s conservation framework to plans for fostering the resilience of natural systems in the face of a changing climate.

Read about our Tennessee Director of Science & Policy, Sally Palmer.

Three Recent Projects

Learn about three of our recent science projects:

For conservation professionals, scientists and those seeking more detailed information about our science work, please visit The Nature Conservancy's Conservation Gateway pages for Tennessee.

Learn About our Most Recent Science Projects


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