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Energy and Environment Cabinet

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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.


 News Releases

2014 Spring Fire Season Ends05/01/2014
National Wildfire Prepardedness Day04/29/2014
Kentucky Hemlock Trees Face Serious Threat From Invasive Insect03/31/2014
Spring Tree Planting Time02/21/2014
Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season Begins02/17/2014
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 Upcoming Events

Kentucky Master Logger Training ClassesStatewideOngoing
Kentucky Master Logger Continuing Education ClassesStatewideOngoing
Woodland Owner Short CourseCrittenden County Education Tech CenterAugust 9, 2014
Woodland Owner Short CourseBoone County Extension OfficeAugust 16, 2014
Woodland Owner Short CourseKnox County Extension OfficeAugust 23, 2014