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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
Reforest Northern KYEngland Idlewild Park, Boone County, KYApril 2, 2016
Reforest FrankfortKentucky State University, Frankfort, KYApril 2, 2016
Tree WorkshopYew Dell Botanical Gardens, Crestwood, KYApril 6, 2016
Reforest the Bluegrass 2016Deep Springs Planting Area, Lexington, KYApril 9, 2016
Spring Blooms at the ArboretumBoone Co Arboretum, Union, KYApril 12, 2016
Pruning Trees & Shrubs WorkshopYew Dell Botanical Gardens, Crestwood, KYApril 13, 2016
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualifications (TRAQ) CourseLexington, KYApril 18, 2016 - April 20, 2016
Dogwood DashBoone County ArboretumApril 23, 2016
Plant SaleYew Dell Botanical Garden, Crestwood, KYApril 30, 2016
The Natural ahistory of Franklin County: TreesPaul Sawyier Public Library, FrankfortApril 26, 2016