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Forest Action Plan

Seizing opportunities and minimizing threats to Tennessee’s forest resources

Tennessee’s forest resource assessment provides a comprehensive analysis of the forest-related conditions, trends, threats, and opportunities within the state. It uses a combination of qualitative, quantitative, and geospatial data while also addressing national priorities of conserving, protecting and enhancing the forest resource. The assessment was done collaboratively with key partners and stakeholders to ensure that critical issues were captured, and allowed focus of federal and state resources on priority landscape areas with the greatest opportunity to address shared management priorities and achieve measurable outcomes.

Tennessee’s Forest Action Plan provides a long-term, comprehensive, coordinated plan for investing state, federal, and partner resources to address the management and landscape priorities identified in the assessment. It incorporates existing statewide forest resource management plans, and provides the basis for future program, agency, and partner coordination. With the aid of resource professionals who had proven skills in addressing the issues identified in the assessment, strategies were developed for each issue which would seize opportunities and minimize threats to Tennessee’s forest resources.

Best Management Practices

Tennessee’s best management practices (BMPs) program is non-regulatory. The agency responsible for BMPs policy development is the Tennessee Division of Forestry.

Click here to view the most recent BMPs recommendations on the state forestry agency website.

Click the following links to view available BMP monitoring data and implementation rates from NASF’s 2015 BMP survey and NASF’s 2019 BMP survey.

Tennessee Forestry Publications

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