TennGreen is dedicated to conserving land where people and nature can thrive. We focus on wildlife corridors and greenways across the state in order to conserve habitat, facilitate wildlife movement, and enhance public recreation opportunities. Primarily, we protect land through conservation easements, donations of land, and land purchases.
Below are a few of our current projects. Click an image now to learn more!
Who determines what natural treasures TennGreen protects?
All projects are reviewed by the Preservation Committee (to ensure that the project meets TennGreen’s high standards), the Finance Committee (to determine that the project is worthy of financial investment and risk), on occasion, the Development Committee (if private fundraising is required), and finally, the Board of Directors.
How does TennGreen fund its conservation projects?
Often, TennGreen acquires important tracts of land through donations or fee simple acquisitions with the intention of transferring the land to a public recreation agency. When possible, a land gift or bargain sale is achieved; but sometimes, the full fair market value must be paid, or, in rare cases, over the appraised value of the land. In these instances, TennGreen fundraises to cover the costs that are not repaid by public agencies.
These costs can include:
-Purchase price above those eligible for reimbursement
-Due Diligence Fees (e.g., surveys, environmental assessments, title reports, appraisals, etc.)
-Closing and Recording Costs
-Implementation Costs (e.g., marketing/fundraising if required, technology, and general expenses)
Any contributions exceeding the costs of the easement/acquisition are used to further conservation projects across the state.