More than 181,000 acres under TVA's management have been set aside for natural resource management with the intention of preserving natural wildlife habitats, protecting endangered plant and animal species and enhancing the biodiversity of the Tennessee Valley region.
TVA makes extensive efforts to protect its cultural heritage through protecting archaeological resources, preserving historic sites, tracking its history through records and photography, offering information on relocated cemeteries, working with Native American tribes and more.
TVA’s Land Policy spells out exactly how the agency manages the reservoir system and its 293,000 acres of surrounding lands to maximize public enjoyment, flood control, navigation, power production and economic growth.
Keeping shorelines healthy and strong enhances landowners' property, and also helps protect water resources, reduce erosion and maintain wildlife habitat.
TVA's Public Land Information Center is your single source for answers to questions about a variety of public land topics.
This list of rules for the use of TVA's public lands is designed to let recreational users have fun today, but also to preserve these beautiful natural assets for generations to come.