Ralph Knoll

Tennessee Representative for Conservation Acquisition


Ralph KnollRalph has been with The Conservation Fund since 2006 and is responsible for leading land conservation work in Tennessee.  His experience includes projects involving the protection of the Appalachian Trail in the Cherokee National Forest  and the protection of 600 acres along the Stones and Cumberland Rivers in Nashville. He has worked extensively with the U.S. Forest Service, state agencies, and the City of Nashville.

Previously, Ralph spent 28 years working for the Maine Department of Conservation. Prior to retiring as Deputy Director of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, he oversaw the state's land conservation efforts, including a project that resulted in the protection 329,000 acres in northwest Maine.

Ralph holds an M.P.A. and a B.S. in Forest Management from the University of Maine.

Contact: rknoll@conservationfund.org  706-302-7139   

Featured Projects

Open Space Plan For Nashville

Open Space Plan For Nashville

Located in Davidson County, Tennessee, Nashville is a uniquely beautiful place, defined by the wide and winding Cumberland River...
Fiery Gizzard Trail

Fiery Gizzard Trail

Fiery Gizzard is a place many Tennesseans hold dear. It is the heart of the South Cumberland Plateau and...
A Bright Future for Rocky Fork

A Bright Future for Rocky Fork

The nearly 10,000-acre Rocky Fork property lies within Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and abuts the Pisgah National Forest...

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Stones River, Nashville

Stones River, Nashville

When we helped complete Nashville’s first Open Space Plan in 2011, we identified the scenic and historic 600-acre Stones River...
Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

The Fund and the Foothills Land Conservancy now hold one of the largest conservation easements ever donated by private...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Tennessee

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Tennessee

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City of Brentwood

City of Brentwood

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