Habitats we restore and conserve
Healthy habitats are necessary for fish and wildlife populations to thrive. Nearly 90 percent of land in Tennessee is privately owned, meaning it’s up to private landowners to help maintain healthy populations of native plants and wildlife. Tennessee Wildlife Federation partners with private landowners and public agencies to do just that, restore and conserve critical habitats throughout Tennessee.
of grasslands restored or conserved.
of streams and rivers restored to their natural flow.
of wetlands restored or conserved.
Habitats we restore
More than 50 percent of Tennessee’s landscape is forested, with millions of acres of that being privately owned. Forests face constant threats from disease and insect outbreaks to invasive species, wildfire, and more—but scientifically-based forest management can help mitigate these risks and keep our forests thriving.
Grasslands once covered millions of acres in Tennessee. Thriving and properly managed native grassland habitats are key to sustaining many species of wildlife. In fact, the species diversity within grasslands is typically greater than that of forestlands.
Streams & Rivers
Fresh water is one of our state’s greatest natural resources. Tennessee contains more than 60,000 miles of streams and rivers which provide habitat for fish and wildlife and fresh water for public consumption and numerous recreation opportunities.
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More Habitat Restoration
Federation Surpasses 1,000 Acres of Wetland Restored
Tennessee Wildlife Federation completed its 12th wetland restoration project in March on 50 acres in the floodplain of the Buffalo River, bringing the total wetlands restored to more than 1,000 acres.
Federation to Restore Forest and Grassland Habitats in Tennessee
Tennessee Wildlife Federation has received a significant multi-year grant to restore forest and grassland habitats in Tennessee.
Largest Wetland Restoration to Date Completed
Restoration is key to ensuring this ecologically and economically significant habitat is not lost.