The TSMP is a state wide in-lieu-fee program that was created to offset physical impacts associated with water quality permits issued by the State of Tennessee and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. Since 2003, the TSMP has worked hard to provide meaningful compensatory mitigation that is both successful and cost effective. To do this, the TSMP maintains a small, yet highly trained staff of professionals that are able to identify and implement large scale projects that are beneficial on a watershed level.
The primary objectives of the TSMP are as follows:
- Provide effective compensatory mitigation for unavoidable impacts resulting from activities authorized under §§ 404/401 of the Clean Water Act and §10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.
- Provide an alternative to permittee-responsible compensatory mitigation through the identification, development and implementation of mitigation projects adequate to meet the current and expected demand for credits in prioritized service areas.
- Implement ecologically substantial restoration/enhancement projects that sustain aquatic resource functions and services consistent with a watershed approach.
- Minimize the temporal loss of aquatic services and functions by striving to develop and implement mitigation projects concurrent with or in advance of mitigation needs.
- Provide a synergy to ongoing water quality initiatives by working closely with public and private stakeholders at both a statewide and watershed level.
Meet the TSMP Staff
- Joey Woodard, Executive Director – Extension 111
- Eric Chance, Chief Operating Officer – Extension 112
- Rob Bailey, Project Manager – Extension 155
- Will Stanley, Project Manager – Extension 154
- Randy Corlew, Program Manager – Extension 105
- Brandy Manka, Project Manager – Extension 156
To contact TSMP staff please call (615) 831-9311 or fill out the form below.