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The mission of the Department of Environment and Conservation is to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment by:

  • protecting and improving the quality of Tennessee's air, land, and water through a responsible regulatory system
  • protecting and promoting human health and safety
  • conserving and promoting natural, cultural and historic resources
  • providing a variety of quality outdoor recreational experiences