The land base is a defining feature of Sewanee and represents a strategic and integral part of the educational mission of the University. We seek to promote sustainable land stewardship through strategies of adaptive management that promote and protect ecological values including biodiversity and ecosystem services and the protection of cultural heritage all within the context of a working educational landscape.
Our biggest challenge in managing land is to accomplish these often conflicting education-related goals while sustaining the integrity of the ecological landscape and being proper stewards of the cultural landscape. We are committed to land management that allows us to optimize the wide diversity of educational opportunities and benefits associated with the Domain. In addition, a critical component to the successful educational use of the Domain is our commitment to ensuring its safe use and access.