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The Tennessee Conservationist Magazine

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The Tennessee Conservationist features articles on native species, history, archaeology and culture. We make it easy for readers to connect with the natural resources and recreational and educational activities found within Tennessee State Parks, and we advocate for the preservation and protection of our state’s natural and cultural resources. The Conservationist is published by Tennessee State Parks, a division of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

Nov/Dec 2020 issue cover

Subscribe today! Read these stories in the next issue:

  • Hiking With Kids in Tennessee State Parks
  • The Gift of Nature at Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary
  • Go Green With Us: Making an Impact With Green Hospitality
  • Reindeer Moss and Wild Poinsettias
  • The Tennessee Golf Trail: Going for the Green
  • The Wolf River Greenway: A New Trail Comes to Memphis
  • Turtles Use Their Shells and Butts to Survive During Winter
  • + Park Ranger Profiles, Things to Do, Conservation Update, & more!

Print Magazine

1-year subscription — $23
2-year subscription — $39

Digital & Print

1-year subscription — $25
2-year subscription — $40

Digital Magazine

$12 per year

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The Tennessee Conservationist | TN Dept. of Environment and Conservation | 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Floor 2 | Nashville, TN 37243-1102

We Walk the Walk

Starting in 2019,The Tennessee Conservationist prints on 100% post-consumer recycled paper made by Rolland Enterprises, Inc. These papers have the lowest environmental footprint in their category, and are created without cutting down even one tree. Ninety-three percent of Rolland's thermo-energy needs are met from methane biogas, transported by pipeline from a landfill eight miles from the mill. Rolland generates 70,000 tons less CO 2 each year compared to traditional energy usage.

For a typical press run, we are proud to save the following resources by printing on Rolland's beautiful Enviro Print paper. Learn more here:

29 million BTUs
29 million BTUs

143,325 60w lightbulbs for one hour

15 lbs of NOx indirect greenhouse gasses
15 lbs of NOx indirect greenhouse gasses

emissions of 1 truck driving 21 days

11,452 lbs of CO2
11,452 lbs of CO2

emissions of 2 cars for a year

34,070 gallons of water
34,070 gallons of water

368 days of water consumption

3,486 lbs of solid waste
3,486 lbs of solid waste

32 waste containers

35 fully-grown trees
35 fully-grown trees

2 tennis courts

Sources: Environmental impact estimates for the North American marketplace are made using the Environmental Paper Network Paper Calculator v3.2. For more information, visit The fine papers' environmental savings related to greenhouse gas impacts are based on the Life Cycle Assessment methodology. The LCA was made by Rolland and validated by a third party.

The Tennessee Conservationist Magazine

Tennessee Conservationist Magazine

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Nashville, TN TN

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