The mission of the Tennessee River Basin Network is to INSPIRE and EMPOWER the PEOPLE of the Tennessee River Basin to effectively STEWARD the region's AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY. We do this by bringing together a diverse ecosystem of partners to support information sharing and networking, innovative approaches, the discovery of common purpose, and collaboration.
The Tennessee River Basin Network (hereafter, Network) is a partnership of states, cities, counties, tribal and federal agencies, academic organizations, private industry, and other non-governmental organizations. The Network was formed in 2014 in response to the desire to unite diverse stakeholders in a joint effort in landscape conservation to protect one of the most diverse areas for aquatic species in North America.
WHAT WE DO
ENGAGE PARTNERS IN BASIN-WIDE SHARED PRIORITIES
We believe in the power of collective action and working across a large landscape to solve many of the challenges we face across the Tennessee River Basin.
We provide in-person and remote opportunities to promote engagement and collective learning. By bringing members of diverse expertise, disciplines and experience together regularly, partners are able to make connections and partnerships they may not have been able to previously. A diverse network spurs innovation and results.
SUPPORT OUR PARTNERS' EFFORTS TO STEWARD AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY
Network partners can look to us for aid in their day to day efforts related to conservation of aquatic biodiversity. This aid might come is the form of supporting a partner's effort to secure funding, or the development and circulation of needed resources and tools. We are here to help.
“The Network is providing an opportunity for partners and stakeholders throughout this large and diverse region to talk to one another more regularly. This helps build relationships and forge action that can only make all of our efforts that much stronger for protecting and improving the health of the Tennessee River.” - Shannon O’Quinn, Tennessee Valley Authority