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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Ellington Agricultural Center
440 Hogan Road
Nashville, TN 37220
(615) 781-6500
Fair Market Conservation Incentives for Private Landowners in the Elk River Watershed Conservation Opportunity Area

Guided by Tennessee's State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) data, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency identified the Elk River watershed as a priority for improving water quality. The elimination of riparian habitat along the Elk River and tributaries over the years has degraded water quality, so TWRA joined forces with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and other partners to develop increased conservation incentives for private landowners in the Elk River COA. The goal of this targeted program is to create 26 miles of stream buffer that will contribute to improved water quality.

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