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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

Arrest Made for Arson2/23/2017
Spring Wildland Fire Season is Here2/15/17
Hunters Assistance Needed11/6/2016
Rainfall Not Sufficient to Ease Fire Danger10/26/2016
Putney Recreation Trail Lease10/21/2016
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 Upcoming Events

ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH2/1/2017 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Certified Arborists Preparation Course and ExamUniversity of Kentucky,E.S. Good Barn, Culton Suite, 1451 University Drive, Lex., KY 405033/27-28/2017
ISA Tree Risk Assessment QualificationsLouisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Avenue, Louisville, KY 402134/24-25/2017
Public Worker's Tree Seminar - Public WelcomeBoone Co Enrichment Ctr., 1955 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 410053/9/2017
Workshop: Managing Kentucky’s Urban ForestsPike Co Cooperative Extension Office, 148 Trivett Dr., Pikeville, KY 415013/23-24/2017
Workshop: Managing Kentucky’s Urban ForestsLaurel County Cooperative Extension Office, 200 Co Ext. Rd., London, KY 407414/6-7/2017
Workshop: Managing Kentucky’s Urban ForestsBullitt Co Cooperative Extension Office, 384 Halls Lane, Shepherdsville, KY 401654/13-14/2017
Workshop: Managing Kentucky’s Urban ForestsClark Co Cooperative Extension Office, 1400 Fortune Dr., Winchester, KY 403914/17-18/2017
Workshop: Managing Kentucky’s Urban ForestsChristian Co Cooperative Extension Office, 2850 Pembroke Rd., Hopkinsville, KY 422404/20-21/2017
Workshop: Managing Kentucky's Urban ForestsBoone Co Cooperative Extension Office, 6028 Camp Ernst Rd., Burlington, KY 410055/1-2/2017


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