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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

Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season Began Sunday10/2/2017
KY Sends Aid to Florida After Hurricane Irma9/12/2017
Hurricane Harvey_Press Release8/29/17
KY sending aid to Arizonia6/29/17
Media Advisory - KY BMP Board Meeting JUN 20176/15/2017
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 Upcoming Events

February 3-day Master Logger Program123 Commerce Dr., Leitchfield, KYFebruary 20-22, 2018
March 3-day Master Logger Program94 Fairground Drive, Grayson, KYMarch 20-22, 2018
April 3-day Master Logger Program75 Cornwall Drive, Madisonville, KYApril 10-12, 2018
KFIA Annual MeetingBrown Hotel, Louisville, KYApril 10-12, 2018
May 3-day Master Logger Program3490 KY Rt. 321, Prestonsburg, KYMay 15-17, 2018
July 3-day master Logger Program1933 Mayfield Hwy., Benton, KYJuly 10-12, 2018
Planning Your Edible Ornamental GardenBernheim Arboretum & Research ForestFebruary 17, 2018 10am-12pm
Fruit Trees and ShrubsBernheim Arboretum & Research ForestFebruary 17, 2018 @ 1pm - 3pm


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