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Hiwassee Land Preservation

These days, there are a lot more people trying to live on the same amount of land. That’s certainly the case here in Tennessee, where our population is growing faster than the national average. Right now over 6 million people live in our state, a number expected to grow to over 7 million within the next 15 years. Which means the struggle to balance development and preservation is only going to get harder. That’s why it’s

If you are interested in donating or getting involved in ongoing conservation in the area, please contact The Land Trust for Tennessee in Nashville office at 615.244.LAND), in Chattanooga at 423.305.1783 or online at

Winter is the best time to see the sandhill cranes, but the observation deck is always open and there are plenty of birds on the refuge year round. It’s a nice side trip if you’re traveling through the southeastern part of our state, just a 15 minute drive from I-75 at Cleveland. For more on the Hiwassee refuge, visit via facebook at

You can also try the TN Ornithological Society website at

From show 2507.