Natural Resource Plan

TVA is unique among power generators in that it was created to not only empower the economic aspects of Southeast society but also to protect and improve the natural resources of the Tennessee Valley region. Today the results of TVA’s efforts are apparent in the abundant natural resources in the region and the opportunities they afford.

TVA has developed the Natural Resource Plan to guide its natural resource stewardship efforts. The Natural Resource Plan addresses TVA’s management of biological, cultural, and water resources; recreation; reservoir lands planning; and public engagement. The goal of the plan is to integrate the objectives of these resource areas, provide for the optimum public benefit, and balance sometimes conflicting resource uses. The plan will also guide TVA in achieving the objectives of its Environmental Policy for a more systematic and integrated approach to natural resource stewardship.

The Natural Resource Plan analyzes TVA’s current activities, goals for improving current programs and beginning new programs, and the benefits associated with the implementation of programs in each of the six resource areas. Implementation will be staged over a 20-year period and reviewed and updated every five years.

As part of the process of developing the Natural Resource Plan, TVA also developed an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS describes the potential resource management programs and activities, alternative approaches to TVA’s resource management efforts, and the environmental impacts of the alternatives, including the alternative comprising the Natural Resource Plan.


The Natural Resource Plan and EIS are available in PDF format at the links below. To receive the documents on a compact disc (CD) or to receive printed copies, please contact Mr. Nicholson at the addresses below

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For more information about the environmental review contact:

Charles P. Nicholson
NEPA Compliance
(865) 632-3582
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902