TFWC To Meet March 29 In Nashville

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a one day meeting on Wednesday, March 29, at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Ray Bell Region II Building. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. and the public is invited to attend.

Jamie Woodson will lead her first meeting as TFWC chair. A resident of Lebanon, she was elected chair at the TFWC’s February meeting after serving as vice chair for the past year. David Watson of Lookout Mountain was elected vice chair after serving as the past year’s secretary and Kurt Holbert of Decaturville was elected secretary.

In addition to the new officers, five new commission appointees will be participating in their first TFWC meeting. They will be introduced during the meeting.

An update on Asian carp will be presented by TWRA Fisheries Division Chief Frank Fiss. The invasive species has become more common in Tennessee waters. The presentation will include distribution of the fish, control strategies, and upcoming research projects.

A quail management update will be given on the TWRA quail focal areas. Roger Applegate, TWRA Quail coordinator, will make the presentation on the efforts being made in the project.

A new interactive wildlife management area (WMA) map has been developed by the TWRA’s Geographic Information System (GIS) for the hunting public. The interactive map was published last fall. The GIS staff is currently working to create a similar map for anglers.

There will be a discussion in regard to White Oak Wildlife Management Area and past flooding occurrences. The presentation will be given by the TWRA and the West Tennessee Basin Authority.


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