TVA drafts 20-year plan for natural resources

By The Associated Press

KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee Valley Authority has drafted a natural resources plan to help guide management and use of public land for the next two decades.

The draft plan will help guide management and use of about 293,000 acres of federally owned lands and 11,000 miles of shoreline on 46 reservoirs in the utility’s seven-state service area.

The draft plan and an accompanying draft environmental impact statement are available for public review and comment through May 16 at http://www.tva.com/nrp and will be discussed at three public meetings.

The meetings are April 11 at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, April 20 at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., and April 25 at Muscle Shoals High School in Muscle Shoals, Ala.