Check out the resources below to learn more about the land trust movement and other environmental conservation organizations.

Virginia Pennywort (Obolaria virginica)

Biological Resources

These are a few of the many resources that FLC’s biologists depend on for the best information about our natural world!

All About Birds

University of Tennessee Herbarium

Weakley Flora of the Southeastern United States

Virginia Tech Dendrology

Rare Species by TN Watershed

USFWS National Wetlands Inventory Mapper

NatureServe Explorer

Web Soil Survey

Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica)

National Organizations

American Farmland Trust

Their mission is to save the land that sustains us by protecting America’s farm and ranch land, promoting environmentally sound farming practices and ensuring an economically sustainable future for farmers and ranchers.

 Land Trust Alliance (LTA)

This LTA is the national service organization for land trusts and is an excellent resource for learning about the land trust movement on a national scale, including efforts to make tax benefits better for landowners who donate conservation easements.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

The Trust for Public Land 

The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Their focus is with city park creation, state and local conservation funding, and using GIS for conservation planning.

National Park Service (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)

Scarlet Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

State/Regional Organizations

Southeastern Grasslands Initiative

Dedicated to conserving, restoring, and promoting native grasslands of all types in the Southeast.

Tennessee Century Farms Program

The Tennessee Century Farms Program was created in 1975 by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture as part of our nation’s bicentennial celebration. In 1985, the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University assumed the responsibility for the program. The program honors and recognizes the dedication and contributions of families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years.

Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC)

Tennessee Farmer’s Cooperative

 Tennessee Farmland Legacy

Formed in February of 2010 with the purpose to serve as an authoritative resource, to provide information and assistance, and to encourage both farm level and community planning that promotes the preservation and viability of working farms in Tennessee.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Common Rosepink (Sabatia angularis)