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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Red River Gorge

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

Tree Seedling Sales 20159/2/2015
Kentucky Firefighters Help with California, Washington, North Carolina Wildfires8/11/2015
Kentucky Forestry Crew Heading to Alaska6/22/2015
Woodford County Students Help State Park Re-plant Trees to Celebrate Arbor Day4/18/2015
K-9 Wildfire Arson Unit Investigates Fire in Knox County4/2/2015
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 Upcoming Events

2015 Kentucky Master Logger Training ClassesStatewideOngoing
2015 Kentucky Master Logger Continuing Education ClassesStatewideOngoing
Kentucky Wood ExpoMasterson Station Park, Lexington, KYSept. 18 - 19, 2015
East Woodland Owner Short CourseCarter-Rowan County/Hays Crossing Fire Dept.Sept. 26, 2015
Governor's Conference on Energy and the EnvironmentLexington Convention CenterSept. 8 - 9, 2015