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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

Putney Recreation Trail Lease10/21/2016
Governor Proclaims Forest Product's Week10/17/16
2016 Fall Fire Season Begins10/6/2016
Tree Seedling Sales 20169/7/2016
KY Firefighters to Help with OK Wildfires4/7/2016
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 Upcoming Events

2015 Kentucky Master Logger Training ClassesStatewideOngoing
2015 Kentucky Master Logger Continuing Education ClassesStatewideOngoing
Southern Forest Products Exports ConferenceCharleston, SCOctober 17-18, 2016
KY Tree Farmer of the Year Field DayHerb Davis Tree Farm, Liberty, KYOctober 12, 2016-1:30 to 5:30 pm (EST)
Autumn AffairSt. Timothy's Catholic Church, Lower Level, 10272 US Route 42, Union, KYFriday, 10/14/2016; 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
KAA Tree Climbing ChampionshipCentral Park, Louisville, Kentucky 40203Saturday, October 15, 2016
Party for the Pumpkins, Fall Family FestivalThe Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KYSaturday, October 15, 2016, 2-6 p.m.
2nd Annual Bluegrass Forest ForayBuckley Wildlife Sanctuary, 1305 Germany Road, Frankfort, KYSat., October 22 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Putney Recreation Trail Lease SigningPutney Ranger Station, KY 522, across from the Shriners Horse Park, Harlan, KY 4083110/27/2016