Strategic Initiatives & History
Founded in 1991 as a nonprofit conservation and educational organization, Lookout Mountain Conservancy has worked to serve the people who both live on, and care about, Lookout Mountain.
Over the years, our work has steadily evolved to embrace community projects and needs while continuing our direct conservation work along the mountain. Trails, community partnerships, and educational programming complement our work with local families and landowners who wish to voluntarily conserve their land.
We work with members of the business community, as well as municipalities, to increase the community impact of this work. As a nationally accredited organization and member of the Land Trust Alliance, we take our commitment to nonprofit best management practices seriously.
You make it happen
Everyone knows that programs and activities don’t just “happen”… they take time, energy, and money. As a community-supported conservation organization, we depend on your support, and that of businesses and foundations, to make our work possible.
Our educational programs connect youth with conservation in a manner that motivates, inspires and changes lives. Together, we are building a future we can believe in and a stronger, healthier Chattanooga in which to live, work and play.
“It’s a conservation group that is very different from what you might expect. It sees people as part of the solution, and uses land and its projects to both inspire and heal our community.”
Assistant Superintendent, Hamilton County Department of Education
Former Principal, The Howard School