Tennessee

Photo Credit: Chuck Sutherland

The Tennessee section of the Cumberland Plateau—the world’s longest hardwood forested plateau—faces an array of threats from timber harvesting, development and invasive species. But the region’s climate-resilient lands are critical for helping plants and animals find refuge to grow and thrive even as the planet warms.

Our work in Tennessee has permanently protected a biologically rich area that doubles as a popular rock-climbing destination, as well as lands for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for hunting, hiking and wildlife viewing.

All told, we’ve made grants and loans totaling more than $3.5 million, which have helped the state’s conservation groups and agencies protect 12,890 acres of their most important places.

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