TN Forestry Commission to Meet Jan. 12; Off-road vehicle-use on private property up for discussion

State of Tennessee Press Release:

The Tennessee Forestry Commission will meet Jan. 12, 2010 at 9 a.m. EST at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry’s East Tennessee Nursery, located at 9063 Hwy. 411 S. in Delano, Tenn.

The commission will hear reports on off-road vehicle use on private forestlands, timber trespass, property access for hunting, tree planting practices on state property, State Forest assessment and strategy plans, the Division of Forestry budget and legislative issues. Following the meeting, commission members will tour the East Tennessee Nursery, which produces genetically superior hardwood and softwood tree seedlings for reforestation projects on public and private lands in Tennessee.

The meeting is open to the public. Individuals interested in addressing the commission should plan to arrive prior to the start of the meeting in order to be placed on the agenda.

The Tennessee Forestry Commission comprises seven members representing the public’s interests as it relates to forest resources in the state. The commission advises the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on forest resource issues and the Division of Forestry. For more information, contact the TDA Division of Forestry at 615-837-5520.