Archive | January, 2015
Crossroads trail

Old Forest Management Plan

This past Saturday, several dozen park lovers joined us to review a draft of the Old Forest State Natural Area Management Plan. Drafted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s State Natural Areas Division, the plan outlines a path for Overton Park Conservancy to effectively preserve and manage the forest. Read the draft management […]

Old Forest State Natural Area

We love when a plan comes together

Lately we’ve talked a lot about what it means to manage the Old Forest: from developing a forest inventory to deciding which invasive species to tackle, working in an ecosystem like this one is a big job.  That’s why we’ve been working with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) for the last several […]

Google Trekker

Walk the Old Forest…from your computer!

While there’s obviously no substitute for a leisurely walk on the Old Forest Trail, one thing you definitely can’t do in the wintertime is enjoy a lush green trek through the woods…until today! Thanks to the Google Street View Trekker Loan Program, the Old Forest Trail (and several other trails in the woods) has been […]