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Tennessee Forestry Commission to Meet

Monday, March 29, 2021 | 10:52am

NASHVILLE –The Tennessee Forestry Commission will meet April 6, 2021 at the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. CDT in the Oak Training Conference Room of the Bruer building located at 406 Hogan Rd. The meeting is open to the public to attend.

The agenda includes approval of the previous meeting’s minutes, appointment of a nomination committee to select new Commission officers, formulation of seedling production and pricing, summary of the Division of Forestry budget, and an update on the carbon feasibility study.

The Tennessee Forestry Commission comprises seven members representing the public’s interests as they relate to forest resources in the state. The Commission advises the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on forest issues. For more information, contact the Division of Forestry at 615-837-5520 or visit the Commission’s webpage at www.tn.gov/agriculture/forests/commission.html.

AGENDA:

1

Welcome and introductions

Heard

2

Safety message

Arnold

3

Review previous minutes

Heard

4

Appoint sub-committee to nominate new officers

Heard

5

Seedling quantity and pricing recommendations

Slayton/Sowders

6

Vacancy update

Slayton

7

Budget process review and summary

Arnold/Slayton/

Klonowski/Womack

8

Status of carbon feasibility study and direction of national carbon policy

Arnold/Slayton

9

Update on State Lands Group

Arnold/others

10

Restore Ellington Project site visit (on campus)

Arnold/Hoover/Kite-Rowland

11

Discuss alternative meeting locations

Heard

 

Future Commission Meetings:

·        June 9, 2021 - Approval of Commission officers.  (Second Wednesday in June).

·        September 8, 2021 - Approve Division budget. (first Wednesday in September).

·        January10, 2022 – Discuss budget, timber sales (second Tuesday in January)

·        April 5, 2022 - Approve Nursery seedling pricing/production and appoint sub-committee to nominate Commission officers.  (first Tuesday in April)