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TFA is very proud to provide a copy of the signed resolution by Governor Bill Haslam, Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell and Representative John Tidwell recognizing the value and importance of Tennessee’s sustainable forests, Master Loggers, forest landowners and our wood products industry. The resolution notes that forest harvest and mortality consistently have been much less than forest growth, and forest inventory has increased significantly over the past few decades. The Governor, Senate and House leadership and legislators also noted that the report “Implementation of Forestry Best Management Practices in Tennessee” found that forestry activities have few adverse effects on water quality. In closing the resolution, the Governor and Legislature states “we hereby express our support for wood products sourced from Tennessee’s forests, recognizing that the forests of Tennessee provide many benefits, including a source of legitimate wood products”. The resolution was adopted on May 21, 2011.
TFA appreciates our membership’s support to help in our efforts to pass this resolution so readily through the House and Senate. Governor Haslam also very promptly signed the resolution. Our organization also appreciates Rep. John Tidwell’s help in sponsoring this important resolution. Rep. Tidwell represents District 74 and lives in New Johnsonville.
All House and Senate members voted FOR this resolution. There was no opposition and no dissenting votes against this resolution.
TFA hopes that this resolution will provide support to our mills that need documentation of our state’s sustainable forests for overseas and domestic customers. For a signed copy of the resolution, please click here. For more information, please contact Candace at TFA.