Henderson County, TN – According to the state officials, the forest salvage operations in the state forest will be conducted to rehabilitate this public land by clearing woody debris to allow public access and improve forest health of the affected acres.

Officials have announced that this operation also provides the opportunity to capture value from dead, dying, and severely damaged trees, add additional jobs to the timber and forest industry, and generate revenue for the local economy.

Dear Tennesseans, the salvage operation is projected to continue until December 2022.

During this time, public roads in the area will experience increased traffic from logging and equipment trucks.

Additional timber harvesting operations will also occur on Natchez Trace State Forest land for the duration of the operation, state officials said.

The Division asks forest visitors to be patient as these operations are being conducted.