On October 25, 2016, TVA completed an environmental assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed timber harvesting activities on Bacon Bend Peninsula located on Tellico Reservoir in Monroe County, Tennessee. The proposal is intended to improve wildlife habitats on TVA-owned land managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency as part of the Tellico Lake Wildlife Management Area. The goal is to reduce the overall basal area (density), remove planted loblolly pine and promote variance in age class on a tract that is dominated by mature upland hardwoods. The proposal supports and is consistent with TVA’s mission of environmental stewardship, the objectives for biological resource management in the 2011 Natural Resources Plan, and TVA’s management goals set forth in the 2000 Tellico Reservoir Land Management Plan.
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