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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

Media Advisory - KY BMP Board Meeting Feb 20161/13/2016
2015 Fall Fire Season is Over12/21/2015
Thanksgiving wildfire message11/24/2015
Governor Proclaims Oct. 18 - 24 Forest Products week in KY10/16/2015
Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season Begins09/30/2015
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 Upcoming Events

2015 Kentucky Master Logger Training ClassesStatewideOngoing
2015 Kentucky Master Logger Continuing Education ClassesStatewideOngoing
Public Worker's Tree SeminarKenton Co Cooperative Extension OfficeMarch 10, 2016
Reforest Northern KYEngland Idlewild Park, Boone County, KYApril 2, 2016