Little Cedar Mountain Glades and Barrens Restoration
On September 12, 2017, TVA completed an environmental assessment and issued a finding of no significant impact for the proposed restoration of forest glade and barren areas in the Little Cedar Mountain Natural Area on Nickajack Reservoir. The proposed activities include vegetation management using several methods occurring within portions of approximately 150 acres. TVA would clear vegetation around the edges of glade openings to remove invasive vegetation species and manage for desirable native grasses, forbs, and wildflowers. TVA also proposes to conduct two prescribed fires in portions of the area in 2018 and 2019 to promote growth of native forbs and grasses. The proposal supports and is consistent with TVA’s mission of environmental stewardship, the objectives for biological resource management in the TVA Natural Resources Plan.
More information on this environmental review can be obtained from: