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Why Land Matters

Special places across our state are not just pinpoints on a map.

Supports Local Economies & Businesses

Fosters a Sense of Place

  • Tennessee is a top 10 destination in the US and tourism is the state’s second largest industry. (Source: TDTD)
  • Conserving distinct landscapes in Tennessee fosters a sense of place and supports the continued investment in our state.
  • Conserving land supports communities that are forever distinct – Even private land that is not accessible by foot by providing a sense of place and visual beauty.
  • Land conservation and open space planning safeguards from unplanned development and protects land that is highly important for agriculture, habitat, and other environmental factors that affect our daily lives and provides benefits to the public.