Forestry Policies (Tennessee)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Tennessee|
|Name||Forestry Policies (Tennessee)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Program Administrator||Tennessee Department of Agriculture|
|Primary Website|| http://www.state.tn.us/agriculture/forestry/index.shtml
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
|Information Source||Statewide Assessment and Strategy: http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/publications/forestry/TN-FAP.pdf, Forest Biomass Harvesting: https://utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/SP702-B.pdf|
Tennessee's forests are managed by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division. In 2010 the Division issued its Statewide Forest Action Plan, which includes a section detailing the bio-energy and biofuels potential and goals for the state, and quantifies among other things the potential energy from forest biomass:
The document also specifies the goal of expanding markets for biomass forest products, to address several different issues including decline in oak species, reducing pest issues, sustainable forestry, landscape maintenance, owner compensation, and overall industry growth.
The University of Tennessee's Biofuels Initiative provides a variety of industry support, including information with regard to forest biomass harvesting:
|Department||Tennessee Department of Agriculture|
|Division|| Forestry Division