TVA is responsible for the management of 293,000 acres of public land and 11,000 miles of public shoreline in the TVA region. In carrying out its land-management responsibilities, the corporation is guided by its mandate to consider the effects of its activities in such areas as land reclamation, public recreational use, economic development and wildlife preservation.
TVA Land Policy
TVA’s Land Policy was approved by the TVA Board of Directors on November 30, 2006. This policy governs how land use is planned, including whether land is disposed of or retained. When the Board approved the new policy, they also directed staff to review TVA-managed land designated for recreation and economic development purposes to verify the suitability of the properties for those uses. That review is now complete and comprehensive information is available.
Reservoir Land Management Plans
TVA develops comprehensive plans for the management of the public land around each of its lakes. Plans are developed with participation by public agencies and officials, private organizations and individuals. By providing a clear vision of how TVA will manage public land and by identifying land for specific uses, a lake land plan minimizes conflicting land uses and guides decisions on requests for use of public land. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the potential environmental impacts of proposed land plans are described in an Environmental Impact Statement or Environmental Assessment. Many of the land plans are available online.