Sequatchie Cave State Natural Area Habitat Restoration
Sequatchie Cave State Natural Area (SNA) is in southwest Tennessee in the heart of the Sequatchie Valley. The valley is a unique geologic feature, formed after millions of years of movement from the Sequatchie River through the Cumberland Plateau. It is known for its beautiful scenery, rich agricultural communities, and outdoor recreational opportunities.
Southeast Tennessee Resource and Development Council and partners are leading restoration efforts that will help maintain stream health for Owen Spring Branch, which is a tributary of the Little Sequatchie River and home to many aquatic and cave species.
The SNA provides critical habitat for both the Sequatchie caddisfly and the royal snail. In addition to benefiting these species, the restoration efforts will provide a more attractive, functional area for the Sequatchie community to enjoy.
* Project restores natural hydrologic conditions to facilitate improved capture and infiltration of surface water and groundwater recharge