Forestry Policies (Tennessee)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Tennessee


Applies to States or Provinces Tennessee
Name Forestry Policies (Tennessee)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes
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


Summary

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:

http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/publications/forestry/TN-FAP.pdf

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:

https://utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/SP702-B.pdf


Policy Contact

Department Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Division Forestry Division



Phone 731-968-6676


Email roy.ward@tn.gov


















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