You've found the place for folks who love Tennessee's public lands. We are a 501c3 nonprofit working to protect and preserve our best wild places. From the Land Between the Lakes to the Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee Heartwood advocates for the wild. Visit our site to learn more about what we do, from outdoors excursions to legal advocacy, we're always on the trail!
Welcome to Tennessee Heartwood
Tennessee is fortunate to have fourteen state forests. However, some of these lands are are facing long-term negative impacts from heavy logging. Districts like the Natchez Trace, Chuck Swan, and Prentice Cooper need a fresh approach to forest management. Click here for more.
Speak Up for the Land Between the Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area: Call Congress!
After decades of neglect, the Land Between the Lakes NRA, a precious part of both Tennessee and Kentucky’s conservation heritage, stands to benefit from a bill in Congress that will bring added protections and funding.
Introduced by Congressman James Comer, House Bill HR 7399 will provide important funding previsions and accountability that has been lacking for decades. ....ACT NOW
Save the Bridgestone- Firestone Centennial Wilderness!!
The 10,000 acre Bridgestone/Firestone Wilderness is one of the the finest remaining wild places in Tennessee. Located in White County County near Sparta, the Bridgestone area is a beautiful community in the Cumberland Plateau that includes scenic vistas, waterfalls, a diverse forest community, and the Caney Fork River, which includes spectacular Class IV and V rapids. The Virgin Falls State Natural Area is adjacent to wilderness, making this a very attractive site for outdoor recreation. However, Bridgestone is under threat due to plans by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) to extensively log the forest.... FIND OUT MORE!