Jenny's Animal Refuge

Project #: 247465  –   Updated: August 13, 2014

Project Summary

To establish a wildlife refuge / habitat in North East Tennessee.

Location (by county):
Washington County (TN)


Congressional Districts:
TN District 01

Bird Conservation Regions:
Appalachian Mountains

USFWS Regions:
Southeast Region

Project size:
0.15 miles

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Jenny's Animal Refuge No

Full Project Description

To establish a wildlife refuge / habitat in North East Tennessee.

Project Assistance & Partnership Opportunities

Planning Assistance

How to start. What vegetation to plant.

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Personal Interest
To provide a safe haven for wildlife

Consistent with plans:

Habitat Conservation Plan

Targeted Ecosystem Services:

  • Habitat/Biodiversity
  • Pollination

Targeted habitats:

    • Aquatic
      • Rivers and Streams
    • Forests and Woodlands
      • Conifer Forests
        • Southern Appalachian Low-Elevation Pine Forest
      • Deciduous Forests and Woodlands
        • Central and Southern Appalachian Montane Oak Forest
        • Southern Appalachian Oak Forest
        • Southern and Central Appalachian Cove Forest
      • Mixed Hardwoods and Conifer
        • Appalachian (Hemlock)-Northern Hardwood Forest
        • Southern Ridge and Valley / Cumberland Dry Calcareous Forest
    • Shrublands and Grasslands
      • Grasslands

Targeted species:

  • Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  • White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus
  • Raccoon Procyon lotor
  • Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  • Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  • American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
  • Green Treefrog Hyla cinerea
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis
  • Eastern Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger
  • Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  • Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  • American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  • Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  • Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  • Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  • Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  • Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  • Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  • White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  • Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
  • American Robin Turdus migratorius
  • Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  • Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  • Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  • White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  • Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus


Project Actions
Establish artificial dens/nests/roosts Show/Hide details
Create/improve spawning/nesting habitat Show/Hide details
Remove litter and waste Show/Hide details
Open space and conservation zoning Show/Hide details
Plant native trees and/or shrubs, herbs, forbs, grasses Show/Hide details


Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   No/Unknown

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Primary Contact

Katharine Bennett
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