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Tennessee Conservation Scientist: ‘In Nature you are Never Alone.’

By Jessica Bliss

Sally Palmer calls herself a “science translator.”

She takes all the gobbledygook research talk from climate and conversation experts and turns it into information the everyday-person can understand.

Specifically, she talks plants — which she regards as her close friends.

Officially, Palmer’s title is the Director of Science and Policy for The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee. She has spent two decades with the Conservancy, and recently, she led the team that updated the State Wildlife Action Plan — a blueprint for the care and protection of land and water in Tennessee.

She has traveled across the entire state, working rivers and forests, but her favorite place remains one where she planted her roots — Flat Rock State Natural Area in Murfreesboro.

Read more on The Tennessean.





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