Our Vision, Our Heritage

Moving Forward

From the Great Smoky Mountains, to the Mississippi River, from the Land Between the Lakes, to the Cumberland Plateau, this is your Tennessee.

Today, TWRF is poised to succeed. From humble beginnings, the organization has grown into the largest conservation nonprofit in Tennessee. The Tennessee Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt continues to be our flagship fundraiser. Coupled with a more balanced and comprehensive development and fundraising platform, our Heritage Club is the backbone of our annual giving. It provides sustainable, year-round income to support the organization’s many programs.

Tennessee has a rich hunting and fishing heritage. We are working diligently to maintain this valued lifestyle. We also operate the Montgomery County Shooting Complex in Southside TN. The facility has grown into the largest public shooting range in the state, offering standard and steel pistol ranges, 100, 200, and 400-yard rifle ranges, trap, skeet, 5-stand, sporting clays and archery course.

We have assisted in the acquisition of more than 1,000 acres of property, providing public hunting opportunities across the state. We play a pivotal role in wildlife conservation by administering numerous contracts for wildlife disease and endangered species research. The completion of the Hatchie River Wetland Mitigation Bank has resulted in successful restoration of nearly 700 acres of bottomland hardwood forest. Through the efforts of TSMP, more than 50 miles of degraded streams have been restored, with more than 500 acres of sensitive riparian habitat protected by perpetual conservation easements.

These are just some of our recent accomplishments and contributions. With a continued focus, a solid plan, and strong leadership from an invested and motivated board of directors, we can accomplish even more in the coming years.

Banner Image – Country Road in Cade’s Cove, TN – Photo Credit: Dean Fikar