2020 Tennessee Forest Action Plan
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry, in cooperation with the Tennessee Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, released the 2020 Tennessee Forest Action Plan. All 50 states are required under federal law to develop and update a Forest Action Plan (FAP) every ten years in order to be eligible to receive funds under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act administered by the USDA Forest Service.
This plan provides a comprehensive assessment of the condition of Tennessee's forest, risks and challenges associated with their health and resiliency, and strategies for protecting, conserving, and enhancing this vital resource for our citizens and visitors. It builds on the first plan developed in 2010.