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The Tennessee Conservationist Magazine

We are a bi-monthly print and online magazine featuring smart articles and gorgeous photography, celebrating 85 years of publishing in 2022! Six times per year, we bring you great stories about native species, history, conservation, archaeology, and Tennessee culture.

In our pages, you'll find amazing tips on things to see and do, and lots of ways to connect with resources and activities in Tennessee State Parks and across our state. We advocate for the preservation and protection of our incredible natural and cultural resources, and are proud to utilize the most sustainable printing practices available. Subscribe today!

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May/June 2022 issue cover

Subscribe today! Read these stories in the next issue:

  • Road Trip With the Traveling Naturalist
  • From May Into June, the Hummingbirds are Nesting
  • Go Green With Us: Sustainable Summer
  • What About Whip-poor-wills?
  • Scenic Byways Often Lead to Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas
  • From Construction Scrap to Compost at Pickwick Landing
  • Leave No Trace: Connecting People to the Natural World
  • + Park Ranger Profiles, Things to Do, Conservation Update, & more!

The Tennessee Conservationist is published by Tennessee State Parks, a division of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
To subscribe offline, please call circulation manager Niki Conolly at 615-532-0060/615-626-2532, or mail a check or money order to:
The Tennessee Conservationist | TN Dept. of Environment and Conservation | 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Floor 2 | Nashville, TN 37243-1102

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We Walk the Walk

We've been advocating for conservation and sustainability for 85 years. Since January 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

312 Rosa L Parks Ave, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN TN

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