Acquisition in high-priority area protects resilient forestland, wildlife habitat and scenic views.
On April 7, 2017, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation held a grand opening for Window Cliffs State Natural Area, a beautiful recreational space within Burgess Falls State Park. The Land Trust for Tennessee partnered with the State of Tennessee to protect the land.
In March 2017, land conservation partners celebrated the addition of Denny Cove, a 685-acre tract known for its climbing opportunities, to South Cumberland State Park.
In 2016, The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and The Land Trust for Tennessee celebrate the permanent protection of 2,600 acres within the historical Scott’s Gulf — located in White and Van Buren Counties
As Tennessee’s first linear state park, The Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park provides sweeping vistas, enjoyable hikes and important wildlife habitat as it follows a line of pristine high ridges and deep gorges lying along Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. The Land Trust is partnering to add land to the trail.
From 1856 to 1985, the Mountain Goat Railroad carried coal and passengers between Palmer and Cowan in Grundy and Franklin Counties along the Cumberland Plateau. Now the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance (MGTA) is reclaiming the path of the railroad to use as a recreation and scenic path.