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 specifically -- and the Southeast 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 team collaborates with our peers on a variety of innovative projects ranging from improvements to TNC’s conservation framework to plans for fostering the resilience of natural systems in the face of a changing climate.
Our “Recent Projects” pages highlight several of our conservation science and planning collaborations with our partners here in Tennessee and across the U.S.