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

Swan Trust is happy to announce that we reached our 2015 fundraising goal of paying off our bank note.
A huge thanks to so many people who responded to our matching grant campaign, making this possible.

2016 Calendar - Coming Soon!

2016 Calendar - Coming Soon!
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.

Join us to celebrate on April 16, 2016
Discover Big Swan Headwaters Day

E5 band
Come hike the Preserve, then stick around and join us for a fundraisng dinner
and a note burning party with music by the band E5, featuring the Cantrelles and Tashians.

  • Hike: 2 PM - Meet at the Gazebo across from the big dome adjacent to The Farm Store
  • Dinner: 6 p.m. - at The Farm Community Center
  • Music starts between 7 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Note Burning 8:30 p.m.
  • More Music!