Managing the forests and open lands at Land Between the Lakes requires the efforts of dedicated employees and many partners, including contractors, non-profit organizations, and volunteers. By working together, these partnerships contribute greatly to the successful management of forest resources. Meet the team that works hard to make Land Between the Lakes what it is today.
Land Between the Lakes Advisory Board
The Land Between the Lakes Protection Act of 1998 transferred responsibility for Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area from the Tennessee Valley Authority to the Secretary of Agriculture to be managed as a unit of the National Forest System. The Protection Act called for the establishment of the Land Between the Lakes Advisory Board to advise on environmental education issues and also helps promote public participation in their land and resource management planning processes.
Advisory Board Members and Alternates
Forest Service Staff
- American Chestnut Foundation
- Friends of Land Between the Lakes
- Lakes Region Coalition
- National Wild Turkey Federation
- Tipton FSI
Contracting at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
New contract projects between $10,000 and $25,000 are posted in lobby at Land Between the Lakes Administration Office bulletin board. Any project over $25,000 is posted on SAM.gov. All vendors must be registered at SAM.gov, prior to any contract being awarded.
The Forest Service employs a variety of procedures when purchasing and contracting. These procedures are governed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the USDA Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) and are available online.