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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Forestry

The mission of the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is "to protect, conserve and enhance the forest resources of the Commonwealth through a public informed of the environmental, social and economic importance of these resources." As a means of meeting this mission, the division offers a variety of programs and services ranging from landowner assistance and master logger training to forest health protection and wildland fire management. The division is also involved in the operation of tree seedling nurseries, urban forestry assistance and forestry education.
NOW IN EFFECT: Bad Actors who have not paid their civil penalties or completed all site remediation must notify the appropriate Division of Forestry regional prior to beginning a timber harvest. 402 KAR 3:050
For more information about this major change to Bad Actors Notice Provision, click here.

 News Releases

KY sending aid to Arizonia6/29/17
Media Advisory - KY BMP Board Meeting JUN 20176/15/2017
KY Sending Aid to Georgia05/12/2017
Safety First While Turkey Hunting3/29/2017
Arrest Made for Arson2/23/2017
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 Upcoming Events

ISA TREE RISK ASSESSMENT QUALIFICATIONS (TRAQ) COURSEHunter Presbyterian Church, Lexington, KY11/6-8/2017
Common Problems in the GardenBoone County Arboretum, Union, KYJuly 26, 2017
2017 ISA ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOWGaylord National (Washington, D.C.), National Harbor, MarylandJuly 28, 2017 - August 2, 2017
KAA's Aerial Rescue Training CourseHunter Presbyterian Church, Lexington, KYAugust 25, 2017
KAA Tree Climbing CompititionWoodland Park, Lexington, KYSaturday, October 14, 2017
Partners in Community Forestry Internaltion ConferenceTulsa, OklahomaNovember 15–16, 2017
East Woodland Owner Short CourseLaurel County Extension OfficeAugust 12, 2017
West Woodland Owners Short CourseWarren Co Extension OfficeAugust 26, 2017
Central Woodland Owners Short CourseKenton Co Public Library-Erlanger BranchSeptember 23, 2017


To report a wildland fire arsonist, call the hotline number. to report a wildland fire, call your local regional office, fire department or 911.