The Public Interest in Private Lands


Learn about why it benefits Tennessee's wildlife and sportsmen to invest in private lands habitat.

With more than 90 percent of Tennessee’s land  privately owned the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency cannot adequately address many wildlife species by working on public lands alone. The manner in which private lands are used significantly impact public environmental benefits, from the air we breathe to the water we drink, swim or fish in, to the long term agricultural and timber productivity potential of our land to the aesthetics of forests and fields in the countryside we view on a Sunday afternoon drive or a float down our favorite river or stream.

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