Since our founding in 2014, the Tennessee River Basin Network has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re very proud of the diversity of our partners, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success. Find out more about our Network structure and leadership below as well as why the Tennessee River Basin is such an important part of our Nation's natural world.
The Tennessee River Basin Network would not exist without its diverse set of partners. Our Network is comprised of individuals representing federal and state agencies, cities, counties, tribes, private industry, academia, and other non-government organizations. Our full list of partners can be found HERE.
Our Network is collaboratively governed by a set of partners from across the Basin's geography of whom represent diverse affiliations and disciplines. To see our current Steering Committee members click HERE.
COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
The Network is comprised of two Communities of Practice (Science & Management, Communication & Outreach) to promote engagement and collective learning. By bringing members of shared expertise and experience together regularly, partners are given the opportunity to help one another and share information and resources, thus enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of our conservation efforts..
TENNESSEE RIVER BASIN AQUATIC LIFE
The Tennessee River is home to more aquatic species than any other region in North America and contains one of the most diverse aquatic ecosystems in the world. The Tennessee River Basin holds more than 230 species of fish and 100 species of mussels, which is more of both species than any other U.S. watershed. While we have the most bio-diverse basin in the nation, we also have the highest number of imperiled species of any large basin in North America.