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Tennessee Forestry Commission to Meet March 2

Thursday, February 17, 2011 | 04:43am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Forestry Commission will meet March 2 at 8:30 a.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 from previous meetings and will receive an update on implementation of the Tennessee Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy. The commission also will prepare for presentations to the General Assembly and will discuss personal property taxes as it relates to logging equipment.

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 commission is also scheduled to present an annual report to the state House Conservation and Environment Committee at 12:30 p.m. and to the state Senate Environment, Conservation and Tourism Committee at 2 p.m. at Legislative Plaza in Nashville.

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.

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