The Land Trust for Tennessee protects Civil War site and historic home.
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
This protected urban garden is a private space but a true community asset.
The Land Trust for Tennessee partnered with former Tennessee senator Joe Haynes and his wife Barbara, a spirited former judge, to protect their historic, fifty-three acre working farm in Sumner County.
This was our first donated conservation easement in the County and was made possible with support from The Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund, The Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the Bonnaroo Works Fund. While A.C. Jennings has ensured his beloved home and fields of corn, wheat and soybeans are protected, the domino effect reaches … Continue reading Crumpton Creek + The Jennings Family Farm
Shelby Farms Park, which lies in the heart of Shelby County in Memphis, contains 4,500 acres of green space and 6.5 miles of urban trail. Protecting Shelby Farms Park was a multi-partner effort with Shelby County Agricenter International, The Hyde Foundation, The Plough Foundation, Shelby County Government and Shelby Farms Park Conservancy.
This habitat-rich 3,000 acres of land—which contains portions of Lost and Champion Coves adjacent to The University of The South and extends to the boundary of privately held land at the bottom of Lost Cove—is now owned and managed by Sewanee for use as an outdoor academic laboratory and for recreation.
The Land Trust for Tennessee’s partner, Blue Ridge Waterways, Inc., completed the restoration and enhancement of Oostanaula Creek and tributaries on three Land Trust-protected properties in McMinn County. Oostanaula Creek is on the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of impaired waterways. Stream restoration helps improve water quality by reducing streambank erosion and creates a more natural stream and … Continue reading Oostanala Creek Project
The Appalachian RC& D Council partnered with The Land Trust for Tennessee to protect their biodiverse 28 acres of land with half mile of frontage along the Watauga River in Carter County. Only three miles from the town of Elizabethton, The Watauga is a significant water source for locals. Apart from its critical conservation value, the river is a source of pride … Continue reading Wataunga River
The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm is a working 65-acre farm just four miles from the center of downtown Nashville. The historic landscape was given to The Land Trust by Susan M. West, a descendant of Nashville settler Thomas Thompson who came to Nashville with James Robertson in the late 1780s.
Many visitors who drive, bike, hike or ride horses along the Natchez Trace Parkway don’t realize that most of the beautiful landscapes they enjoy are not part of the parkway, but private property. The Land Trust has been working with landowners and the parkway staff to protect the parkway viewshed – the lands visible from the parkway.
The Land Trust has partnered with The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County, Franklin’s Charge, the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society, Save the Franklin Battlefield, the State of Tennessee and many private landowners to protect strategic Civil War battle sites throughout the state.
In 2014, The Land Trust for Tennessee and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation acquired land that to add more than 1,000 acres and 10 linear miles of trail to the Cumberland Trail State Park in Bledsoe, Rhea and Hamilton counties.
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.