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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 Firefighters to Help with OK Wildfires4/7/2016
KY Community Tree Recovery3/28/2016
Red Flag Warning3/22/2016
Be Firewise3/14/2016
2016 Spring Fire Season Begins2/12/2016
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 Upcoming Events

2015 Kentucky Master Logger Training ClassesStatewideOngoing
2015 Kentucky Master Logger Continuing Education ClassesStatewideOngoing
Woodland Owners Short Course - Henry CountyHenry Co. Extension Office 2151 Campbellsburg Rd New Castle, KY 40050-0246July 16, 2016
Woodland Owners Short Course - Breathitt CountyUK RCARS at Quicksand 176 Robinson Road Jackson, KY 41339July 30, 2016
Woodland Owners Short Course - PrincetonUK Research and Education Center at Princeton 1205 Hopkinsville Street Princeton, KY 42445-0469August 13, 2016
Boone Co. Arboretum's Wednesday WalkBoone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road Union, 41091July 6, 2016
Day Trip to Thoroughbred Daylilies, Paris, KYYew Dell Botanical Gardens - 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014July 6, 2016
A Day with Richard LouvBernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY 40110July 16, 2016
Southern Forest Products Exports ConferenceCharleston, SCOctober 17-18, 2016