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State Forest Health Assessment & Resource Strategy Meeting Friday

Press Release from the State of Tennessee:

Tennessee Forestry Commission to Meet Nov. 19

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Forestry Commission will meet Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m. CST in the Bruer Building conference room at Ellington Agricultural Center, located at 440 Hogan Road in Nashville.

The commission will review and approve minutes of the Aug. 19 commission meeting and will hear a presentation on the recently completed Tennessee Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy. The assessment provides an analysis of forest conditions, trends and threats in Tennessee and identifies strategies for addressing long term needs. The assessment was required for forestry agencies across the nation by the federal 2008 Farm Bill.

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.