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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

May 3-day Master Logger Program3490 KY Rt. 321, Prestonsburg, KY5/15-17/2018
July 3-day master Logger Program1933 Mayfield Hwy., Benton, KY7/10-12/2018
Sept. 3-day Master Logger ProgramEdmonton Coop. Ext. Service, 422 East St., Edmonton, KY 9/18-20/2018
Oct 3-day Master Logger ProgramOwenton Coop Ext. Service, 265 Ellis Hwy., Owenton, KY10/23-25/2018
Nov 3-day Master Logger ProgramManchester Coop Ext Service, 69 Jameson Rd., Manchester, KY11/6-8/2018
ECO Kids Discovery Day: National Trails DayBernheim Arboretum Visitor Center6/2/2018
10th Annual CONNECT at BernheimBernheim Arboretum - Lake Nevin8/18/2018
BugFest and Fall Plant SaleBernheim Arboretum - Visitor Center9/15/2018


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