Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Assessment
TVA has prepared a resource-management plan and final environmental assessment for 566 acres of public land known as the Boone Unit.
This land is on Boone Reservoir in Sullivan and Washington Counties, Tennessee, about 10 miles southeast of Kingsport, nine miles north of Johnson City, and 16 miles southwest of Bristol. The unit is made up of land along both banks of the South Fork Holston River (Mile 18.6 to Mile 35), the Watauga River (mouth to Mile 15.2), and the left descending bank of Beaver Creek (mouth to Mile 1.8).
The proposed plan, which includes stakeholder inputs, is intended to guide TVAs resource-management activities for a period of 25 years, or until amended or supplemented through subsequent planning. The plan seeks to: 1) provide sustainable public-use benefits through effective management of natural resources; 2) protect sensitive resources in accordance with existing regulations and principles of good stewardship; and 3) contribute to improved water quality in this portion of the Beaver Creek, South Fork Holston River, and Watauga River watersheds.
The final EA identifies alternatives for managing forest and wildlife resources and public-recreation opportunities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, and wildlife observation. The potential environmental effects of each alternative are analyzed, and TVAs preferred alternative is described.
The entire final environmental assessment can be viewed here:
For further information, please contact:
Stanford E. Davis
TVA, 400 West Summit Hill Dr. WT 8C
Knoxville, TN 37902