Clinch-Powell Watershed Alliance

Clinch-Powell incorporates sound conservation practices in all of our programs; however, the Watershed Alliance is our primary conservation effort at this time. This is a groundbreaking partnership between the Clinch-Powell RC&D and The Nature Conservancy. Our purpose is to provide financial assistance to farmers who wish to make improvements that will protect the waters of the Clinch and Powell river systems. We are not a regulatory agency; we are simply offering assistance to those who request it.

The Watershed Alliance has protected nearly 100 miles of streams through easements and controlled animal access, and has raised farm income with improved best management practices. Financial and technical assistance is provided through federal, state, local and private partnerships.

For more information contact Ronald Lambert at 423-300-8855 or

Specialized Grazing Assistance

Specialized Grazing Assistance is provided to farmers in East Tennessee to help them maximize profits, improve soil health, and control pests through intensive grazing management. Our grazing conservationist works with each farmer to develop a plan that is specific to the land and the production goals of the landowner. Contact us for more information.

Clinch River Conservation and Retreat Center

Immerse yourself and your group in a conservation wonderland getaway at the Retreat Center. The Retreat sleeps 23 people comfortably with seven fully equipped bathrooms. This is a historic farmhouse that has been completely renovated, including central heat and air. Situated in the middle of an 850 acre wildlife management refuge, you will be surrounded by “one of The Last Great Places on Earth” as designated by The Nature Conservancy.

Call 423-733-4400 to make reservations.

Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps

Many of our AmeriCorps member placements are conservation-focused or include components of energy efficiency education and conservation practices in the implementation of service-learning projects in the community. To learn more, visit the Appalachia CARES section of our website.

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