Natural Resources are organisms, materials and/or
substances which occur in nature and are ecologically, aesthetically,
economically or socially important to Tennessee. Tennessee’s natural resources
include but are not limited to: wildlife, forests, grasslands, fish, water, air,
soils and their interrelationships. Extension programs in this area focus on
the development and delivery of educational programs to land owners, land
managers, general public and supporting industries in resource management,
marketing, pest management, cultural practices, environmental risks, industrial
processing, regulations, sustainability and recreation.
|UT Tree Improvement Program
The Program’s research is directed toward improving the production and quality in various forest tree species planted by Tennessee landowners, while protecting the genetic resources of tree species at risk from exotic pests.
Forest Products Center
Our mission at the Forest Products Center at the University of Tennessee is to solve problems for Tennessee Forest Products producers and provide leadership in research and education to ensure future competitiveness and sustainability of the industry.
Tennessee Forestry Association
TFA works in many different ways to promote a public climate conducive to the development and wise use of Tennessee's forest resources for the maximum benefit to the people of Tennessee.
Center for Wildlife Health
The Center provides a multidisciplinary environment for the study of health issues arising from the interaction of wildlife, livestock, humans and the environment. The Center contributes at both the regional and international level through seminars, taught courses, research and public outreach.
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.