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Environmental Stewardship

We are committed to clean air and a clean water supply for our region, as well as protecting its historical, cultural and environmental resources. We take great care of our 293,000 acres of public land and 11,000 miles of shoreline on behalf of the people of the Tennessee Valley.

Air Quality

In tandem with our mission to provide safe and reliable power across the Tennessee Valley, we work hard to improve air quality. Read about our aggressive emission controls, state-of-the-art technology and ongoing research in this area.

Air Quality
Water Quality

As an environmental steward of the Tennessee Valley, TVA works with federal and state partners to maintain a clean and safe water supply. That means we monitor river systems, certify clean marinas and do much more to support aquatic health.

Water Quality
Trails Day
Land Management

From protecting cultural resources to ensuring environmental integrity, we always carefully measure the effects of our activities when making improvements to TVA public lands, offering lands for public recreational use or using land for economic development.

Land Management
Bear Creek
Environmental Reviews

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies like TVA to consider the impacts of actions on human health before making decisions. TVA ensures that it is doing all it can to protect, restore and enhance the human environment in the Tennessee Valley.

Environmental Reviews

Sustainability at TVA

Sustainability for TVA means ensuring our ability to provide the people of the Tennessee Valley with low-cost and reliable electricity, a healthy environment and a prosperous economy without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. Read more about our commitment to sustainability in all of our practices.

Angler's Aquatic Plant ID

Developed by fishermen for fishermen, this plant-by-plant guide gives you all the information you need to understand when aquatic plants are most productive, where they grow and how to fish them.

Stewardship Projects

We’re excited to share a look into our master list of projects for 2020 and a progress report on 2019 projects! Check them out

Volunteer Any Time!

At TVA, volunteering isn't just for special days. You can help out any time you have the time. Our trails and shorelines can always use a little more TLC. Find out what you can do to help.

EPA Mitigation Projects

TVA has agreed with the EPA to undertake these groundbreaking energy efficiency programs in line with its vision for a leaner, cleaner future.

Natural Resource Plan

TVA has published its new Natural Resource Plan mapping out its long-term commitments to environmental stewardship. See it here.

Integrated Resource Plan

TVA’s IRP is a roadmap to 2033 that explores ways the agency can continue to meet power demand in new and innovative ways while balancing demands for environmental stewardship and economic development.