Managing the forest and open lands at Land Between the Lakes requires the efforts of dedicated employees and many partners including contractors 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.
Bylaws & Operating Procedures Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)
Next Meeting: TBD
- March 2, 2017
- October 25, 2016
- July 19, 2016
- March 17, 2016
- September 24, 2015
- Question and Answers posted 12-3-15
- Vegetation Response to Oak Savanna and Woodland Restoration in the Mid-South USA (University of Tennessee)
- Ecology and Management of Oak Woodlands and Savannas (University of Tennessee)
- Preliminary Results of Cooperative Oak Ecosystem Restoration Project at Land Between The Lakes (University of Tennessee)
- October 8, 2014
Older meeting minutes are available by calling the Administrative Office at 270-924-2000.
Environmental Education information from previous meetings
- Environmental Education Strategic Plan (Sept. 6, 2007)
- Environmental Education Appreciative Inquiry Session (Feb. 28, 2006)
Advisory Board Members
|Ms. (Virginia) Ginny Grulke||Lexington, KY||Governor of Kentucky|
|Mr. Brent Stringer||Ledbetter, KY||Governor of Kentucky|
|Mr. Steven Elkins||Nolansville, TN||Governor of Tennessee|
|Mr. Dwight Van de Vate||Powell, TN||Governor of Tennessee|
|Ms. Paula Flood||Cadiz, KY||KY USDA|
|Timothy Ellis||Goodlettsville, TN||TN USDA|
|Ms. Betsy Allison||Paris, TN||TN USDA|
|Mr. (JR) Bobby Wilson||Nashville, TN||TN Fish & Wildlife Resources|
|Ms. Karen Waldrop||Frankfort, KY||KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources|
|Mr. Chris Garland||Lawrenceburg, KY||KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources|
|Ms. Della Oliver||Kuttawa, KY||Lyon County Judge Executive|
|Mr. Johnny Wall||Kuttawa, KY||Lyon County Judge Executive|
|Mr. Charles Hancock||Bumpus Mills, TN||Stewart County Mayor|
|Mr. Don Bailey||Dover, TN||Stewart County Mayor|
|Mr. William (Bill) Purkes||Cadiz, KY||Trigg County Judge Executive|
|Mr. Donnie Holland||Cadiz, KY||Trigg County Judge Executive|
Advisory Board Alternates
Forest Service Staff
|Mr. Tony Tooke||Regional Forester, R8 / Advisory Board Chairperson|
|Frank Beum||Deputy Regional Forester R8 / Alternate Advisory Board Chairperson|
|Ms. Tina Tilley||LBL Area Supervisor/Advisory Board Designated Federal Official|
|Ms. Christine Bombard||Advisory Board Liaison|
Friends of Land Between the Lakes: www.friendsoflbl.org
National Wild Turkey Federation: www.nwtf.org
Working with the Forest Service: www.fs.fed.us/r8/aqm/index.php
At this link you will find information describing our procurement procedures and policies generally applicable to all buying done by the Forest Service, Southern Region.
Contracting at Land Between the Lakes
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 www.fbo.gov . All vendors must be registered at www.sam.gov, prior to any contract being awarded.
The Forest Service employs a variety of procedures when purchasing and contracting. These procedures, governed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the USDA Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) are available online at: FAR: https://www.acquisition.gov/far and AGAR: http://www.dm.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar.html.