Throughout my lifetime as a businessman in real estate as well as a volunteer with a number of environmental organizations, I have sought to build public support and understanding for the importance of conservation of our natural resources.
In my mind, conservation should be part of everyone’s everyday way of life. After all, we are surrounded by beautiful and bountiful lands only because those who came before us had the foresight to conserve our natural resources so that we, too, would have them to enjoy. We benefit from the good work of generations of Tennessee’s private landowners and local, state and national governments, each playing an important part. We see the results of good conservation practices all around us, from city parks and open spaces, to rich agricultural lands, forests and mountains.