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TDEC strives to be recognized as a national model for environmental stewardship and conservation leadership while operating the best-managed state park system in the country.


The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) exists 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, and
• Providing a variety of quality outdoor recreational experiences.