Madison County Soil Conservation District 

Serving to Conserve Madison County's Soil & Related Natural Resources Since 1941

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Tennessee is one of the most bio-diverse states in the nation. It is considered to be the most biologically diverse state without a coastline. Tennessee is home to seven of the eight most ecologically rich rivers in North America, none of them in Madison County. With more than 325 species of fish, Tennessee ranks first among all states in freshwater fish diversity. It is estimated that there are 77 species of mammals, 56 species of reptiles, 70 species of amphibians, and over 340 species of birds known to inhabit or migrate through Tennessee. The number of invertebrate species is estimated at 256 land snails, 99 aquatic snails, over 120 mussels, 77 crayfish and many species of insects. Tennessee is home to more than 2,300 varieties of plants.


Madison County is by no means home to all of this bio-diversity but nevertheless Madison County is home to many species of plants and animals.




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