OUR WORK

WHAT WE DO

TennGreen works to conserve land where people and nature can thrive. Through sound science and partnerships with landowners, other organizations, and state, county, and local agencies, TennGreen identifies and conserves biologically important land and open space across Tennessee for wildlife corridors, critical habitat, and public benefit (e.g., recreation).

 

TennGreen completed its Strategic Plan 2019-2023. Click here to learn more. 

Christie Peterson-Henderson working with SCT on a conservation easement at Big Swan Headwaters Preserve (The Farm, Tennessee)

WHY WE DO IT 

To say that Tennessee is a blessed with natural beauty and biological diversity is an understatement! Abundant with natural resources, Tennessee is one of the most species diverse inland states in the U.S. Protecting this diversity is what drives our conservation mission, especially as threats rise from unprecedented population growth, habitat destruction, forest fragmentation, diminishing air and water quality, and weakened environmental regulation. Our mission of conserving land where people and nature can thrive is a complex endeavor. However, this mission is vital in order to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land that sustains us all. 

WHERE WE WORK

TennGreen is a statewide 501(c)(3) organization with offices located in Nashville and Memphis, TN. TennGreen's conservation efforts are focused on projects across the state of Tennessee.

To learn more about current projects, click here

 

SUCCESSES & TREASURES

Through the support of many friends and partners, TennGreen has protected numerous natural treasures across Tennessee. Click on a photo below to learn about some of our favorite projects and how to experience them yourself!

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

 

RECEIVED BY TENNGREEN STAFF:
  • 2018 Nashville Emerging Leaders Finalist to Alice Hudson

  • 2018 Tennessee Wildlife Federation, Land Conservationist of the Year to Christie Peterson Henderson

  • 2016 Nashville Emerging Leaders Finalist to Alice Hudson

  • 2014 Native Plant Society, Conservationist of the Year to Kathleen Williams

  • 2014 Tennessee Trails Association, Tennessee Trails Award to Kathleen Williams

  • 2011 Tennessee Wildlife Federation, Conservationist of the Year to Kathleen Williams

  • 2005 Greenways for Nashville, Lifetime Achievement Award to Kathleen Williams

  • 2004 Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, Mack S. Prichard Award to Kathleen Williams

  • 1999 Tennessee Conservation League & the National Wildlife Federation, Conservation Educator of the Year to Kathleen Williams