Commission meetings scheduled
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:00 pm
to meet Feb. 19
The Tennessee Forestry Commission will meet Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. in the Bruer Building conference room at Ellington Agricultural Center, located at 440 Hogan Road in Nashville.
The commission will meet briefly to approve minutes from the previous meeting and to review legislative presentations. The commission will make its annual presentation on Tennessee’s forest resource and the Division of Forestry to the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 and to the Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee at 2 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Legislative Plaza, located at 601 Sixth Ave. North in Nashville. Tuesday’s agenda also includes a visit to Sullivan’s Ridge, a green building design update and a review of the division’s proposed FY 2014 budget.
The meeting and legislative committee presentations are 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 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 Division of Forestry on forest resource issues.
For more information, contact the TDA Division of Forestry at (615) 837-5520.
committee to gather
The next meeting of the State Soil Conservation Committee will be held Feb. 24 at the Park Vista Hotel, located at 705 Cherokee Orchard Road in Gatlinburg.
The meeting will be in conjunction with the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts annual meeting. It will be held at 5 p.m. EST.
The agenda includes reports from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Water Resources program, the Tennessee Conservation District Employees Association and the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts.
The meeting is open to the public. Individuals interested in addressing the committee should plan to arrive prior to the start of the meeting in order to be placed on the agenda.
The SSCC was created by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1939 for the purpose of assisting in the development of local soil conservation districts. The committee advises the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on matters pertaining to soil conservation and water quality improvement.
For more information, contact John McClurkan at (615) 837-5305 or e-mail John.McClurkan@tn.gov.
Published in The Messenger 2.12.13