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Tennessee 2010 Habitat Projects

The Tennessee Bass Federation plans to make 2010 a banner year for habitat projects. In addition to our usual upland work, the 2010 emphasis will be on main stream reservoirs with three large projects planned across the state.

The Standing Tree Project (as described in the TBF proposed project list) will be implemented on Kentucky Lake in West Tennessee, Chickamauga Lake in Middle Tennessee, and a yet undetermined lake in East Tennessee. The intent of our proposed project is to install on each of the three lakes one thousand trees per site near a primary black bass spawning area. These project sites were selected from suggested GPS coordinates provided by local anglers concerned with improving angling on their respective impoundments. Additionally, Standing Tree Project leaders will provide local participating groups with assistance and guidance on the proper way to install trees to best create additional nursery habitat.

The Tennessee Bass Federation’s proposed 2010 Habitat Projects will provide additional aquatic habitat, bolster the aging reservoirs, and improve black bass recruitment in the state of Tennessee.

Carl Guffey

Tennessee TBF State

Conservation Director