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.

Help us build the endowment protecting the land of Big Swan Headwaters Preserve!

The land of Big Swan Headwaters Preserve is
FREE and CLEAR.
But the work is not over.
Here is a look at Swan Trust's immediate goals:

1. Raise $12,000 to cover the organization’s annual land taxes, insurance and other operational costs
2. Development of hiking trails for easier access to the Preserve.
3. Establish a fund to purchase critical parcels adjoining the Preserve as they come up for sale. (We are currently looking at 2 properties.)
4. Create an endowment to pay in perpetuity: land taxes, insurance, land stewardship, and the ongoing costs of managing an organization.

Thank you for your continued support!

The Swan Trust Board of Trustees: Michael Cook, Rose Diamond, Michael Lee, Ron Maxen, James Moore, Carol Nelson, Cynthia Rohrbach, and Tom Zeller

2018 Calendar

2018 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. Featured: The Bill Pulliam Memorial Fund

Join us for Big Swan Headwaters Day, May 12 2018


Join us for a hike followed by a fundraiser dinner and evening presentation.