Benefits of Land Conservation

Tennessee is losing valuable open space at an alarming rate. Conserving land today balances our tremendous growth and ensures future generations will benefit from this land as we do today.

PROTECTS TENNESSEE’S NATURAL RESOURCES & FOSTERS A SENSE OF PLACE

Aerial view of future park near Chattanooga (Photo by Andy Carroll)
  • Land conservation balances unplanned development and prevents land that is highly important for agriculture, recreation, wildlife and other important uses from being converted to another, less-compatible use.
  • Conserving land, both private and public, protects community character and scenic landscapes enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
  • Conserving land supports communities that are uniquely Tennessee. Even private land that is not accessible by foot by providing a sense of place and visual beauty.

BOOSTS LOCAL ECONOMIES & ATTRACTS BUSINESSES

ENCOURAGES COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy/Rebecca Dailey
  • Conserving our natural resources and open spaces is essential for protecting our clean water and air and places to hunt, fish and play.
  • Dozens of studies shows spending time outside and having access to open space improves health and wellness. This enhances the overall quality of life and emotional wellbeing for our communities. (Source: Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature – Child Mind Institute

Tennessee Economic Impact Studies & Benefits of Open Space:

National Studies of the Benefits of Conserving Land:

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