Swan Conservation Trust

Established in 1992, to preserve, protect and restore native hardwood forests and scenic natural areas, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, and water quality on the Western Highland Rim of Tennessee.

Tennessee's Western Highland Rim

We accomplish our mission by purchasing and owning significant tracts, cooperatively managing land with other agencies or landowners, and holding conservation easements.

Big Swan Headwaters Preserve

The area now known as the Big Swan Headwaters Preserve has long been recognized for its numerous springs, streams and waterfalls. It was created in 2004 and now encompasses over 1400 acres.

See you on the trail!

We invite you to join us as we seek out unique ecosystems, rare plants, and surround ourselves with the beauty of nature, including guided hikes on Big Swan Headwaters Preserve. 

Support our work.

Make a contribution to secure the land of Big Swan Headwaters Preserve! Be a part of our 2015 Matching Grant Campaign!

Donate to our Matching Grant Campaign!

A generous donor has agreed to match our 2015 donations to facilitate paying off our note this year, making Big Swan Headwaters Preserve FREE AND CLEAR!

2015 Calendar

2015 Calendar
Swan Trust hosts hikes and outings throughout the year, visiting scenic and unique ecosystems in our region, the Western Highland Rim of Tennessee.

Memorials and Bequests

Memorials and Bequests
Honor the memory of a loved one with a memorial gift. Create a legacy through a bequest.

Help us take advantage of this outstanding opportunity by making a gift to Swan Trust today!

Over the last 11 years, Swan Trust has raised over $1.3 million dollars toward the creation of the Preserve, and the amount remaining on our note is now under $50,000! Help us ring in the New Year with a note burning party!