From the Woods Kentucky - Fall 2019

From the Woods Kentucky is a weekly radio show on WRFL 88.1 FM Lexington co-hosted by Renee Williams and Laura Lhotka. The show airs fall 2019 on Thursdays from 10 am until 11 am. Listen live at wrfl.fm or listen to our podcasts archived below. 

Episode 49 - Daniel Boone National Forest

Guests: Dan Olsen, Forest Supervisor; Dr. Claudia Cotton, Forest Soil Scientist - U.S. Forest Service (air date 11/7/2019)


Episode 48 - Creepy Things from the Forest

Guests: Dr. Jonathan Larson - Extension Entomologist, UK Dept. of Entomology; Dr. Ellen Crocker - Assistant Professor Forest Health Extension, UK Dept. Forestry and Natural Resources; Megan Buland - Technician, UK Dept. Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 10/31/2019)


Episode 47 - Forest Certification

Guests: Bobby Ammerman - Extension Associate of Secondary Wood Industry; Eric Gracey - Management Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 10/24/2019)


Episode 46 - Forest Fire

Guests: Dr. Claudia Cotton - Forest Soil Scientist, U.S. Forest Service; Brandon Howard - Forest Protection Branch Manager, Fire Management Chief, Kentucky Division Forestry (air date 10/17/2019)


Episode 45 - Tree Week 2019

Guests: Nic Williamson - Urban Forest Initiative Coordinator (UK); Heather Wilson - Municipal Arborist (LFUCG); Bridget Abernathy - Urban Forestry Program Coordinator (KDF) (air date 10/10/2019)


Episode 44 - Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture

Guest: Amanda Duren, Habitat Delivery Coordinator - Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (air date 9/26/2019)


Episode 43 - From the Woods Kentucky

Guest: Bobby Ammerman, Extension Associate of Secondary Wood Industry and Chad Niman, Primary Forest Products Specialist, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 9/19/19)


Episode 42 - White Oak Initiative

Guest: Dr. Jeff Stringer, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and Chris Will, Central Kentucky Forest Management (air date 9/12/2019)


Episode 41 - American Chestnut

Guest: Rex Mann - Kentucky American Chestnut Foundation (air date 9/5/2019)


Episode 40 - What is Tree?

Guest: Laurie Thomas - Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 8/29/2019)



Episode 39 - Woodland Owners Short Course

Guest: Billy Thomas - Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 6/27/2019)


Episode 38 - Water Quality

Guest: Dr. Amanda Gumbert - Extension Water Quality Specialist, UK Cooperative Extension Service (air date 6/13/2019)


Episode 37 - Small-Scale Logging

Guest: Chad Niman - Primary Forest Products Specialist, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 5/23/19)


Episode 36 - Forest Sector Economic Contribution

Guest: Billy Thomas (Extension Forester) and Chad Niman (Primary Forest Products Specialist) - UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 5/16/2019)


Episode 35 - Rights-of-Way

Guest: Dr. Gabriel Karns - Visiting Assistant Professor; School of Environment and Natural Resources. The Ohio State University. (air date 5/9/2019)


Episode 34 - Management Plans

Guest: Dr. Matthew Springer - Assistant Extension Professor of Wildlife Management; and Laurie Thomas - Extension Forester. UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 4/29/2019)


Episode 33 - Earth Day

Guest: Dr. John Cox - Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 4/22/19)

Episode 32 - River Otters

Guest: Gabriela Wolf - Graduate Teaching Assistant, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 4/15/2019)


Episode 31 - Snakes

Guests: Dr. Steven Price - Associate Professor of Stream and Riparian Ecology; Dr. Matthew Springer - Assistant Extension Professor of Wildlife Management. UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 4/8/2019)


Episode 30 - Urban Forestry

Guests: Nic Williamson - Urban Forest Initiative Coordinator, University of Kentucky; Heather Wilson - Municipal Arborist, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government; Emily Ellingson - Curator and Native Plants Collection Manager, The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky (air date 4/1/2019)


Episode 29 - Timber Harvest

Guest: Billy Thomas - Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 3/25/2019)


Episode 28 - Ticks

Guest: Paul Bellamy - Graduate Student, Master of Public Health, UK College of Public Health (air date 3/18/2019) (Photo by L. Townsend)


Episode 27 - Forestry Careers

Guest: Dr. Jim Ringe, Professor of Marketing, Economics, and Wood Products, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Also joining us Maya Collins-Paterson, Wayne Centers, and Laurie Thomas (air date 3/11/2019)


Episode 26 - Bees

Guest: Dr. Tammy Horn Potter - Kentucky State Apiarist, Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Doug Potter, Graduate Student, UK Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 3/4/2019)


Episode 25 - Silviculture

Guest: Dr. John Lhotka - Associate Professor of Silviculture, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 2/25/2019)


Episode 24 - Woodland Owner Resources

Guest: Billy Thomas - Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 02/18/19)


Episode 23 - Great Backyard Bird Count

Guest: Laurie Thomas - Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 2/11/19)


Episode 22 - Master Naturalist

Guest: Dr. Carmen Agouridis and Dr. Ellen Crocker - College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (air date: 2/4/2019)


Episode 21 - Landscape Ecology

Guest: Dr. Jian Yang - Assistant Professor of Forest Landscape Ecology, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 1/28/2019)


Episode 20 - Fungi

Guest: Dr. Ellen Crocker - Post Doctoral Scholar, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 01/21/2019)


Episode 19 - Firewood

Guest: Doug McLaren - Retired Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 1/14/2019)


Episode 18 - Woodland Owners

Guest: Billy Thomas - Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 01/03/19)


Episode 17 - Deer

Guest: Dr. John Cox - Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 12/20/18)


Episode 16 - Watersheds

Guest: Dr. Chris Barton - Professor of Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 12/13/18)


Episode 15 - Citizen Science

Guests: Dr. Ellen Crocker, Dr. Carmen Agouridis, Laurie Thomas, - College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (air date 12/6/2018)


Episode 14 - Turkeys

Guest: Dr. Matthew Springer - Assistant Extension Professor of Wildlife Management, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 11/29/2018)


Episode 13 - Christmas Trees

Guest: Laurie Thomas - Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 11/15/18)


Episode 12 - Herpetology

Guest: Dr. Steven Price - Associate Professor of Stream and Riparian Ecology, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 11/8/2018)


Episode 11 - Robinson Forest

Guest: Dr. Jeff Stringer - Chairman, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 11/1/2018)


Photo of Indiana bat

Episode 10 - Bats

Guest: Dr. Mike Lacki - Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 10/25/2018)


Episode 9 - Wood Products

Guest: Chad Niman - Primary Forest Products Specialist, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 10/18/2018)


Episode 8 - Wildlife Questions

Guest: Dr. Matthew Springer - Assistant Extension Professor of Wildlife Management, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 10/11/2018)


Urban Forest Initiative

Episode 7 - Urban Forest Initiative

Guest: Dr. Mary Arthur and Nic Williamson - UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and the Urban Forest Initiative (air date 10/4/18)


Fall Colors - Photo by Tom Barnes

Episode 6 - Fall Colors

Guest: Laurie Thomas - Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 9/27/18)


Photo of Stratton Hatfield and Martial Eagle

Episode 5 - Martial Eagles

Guest: Stratton Hatfield - Masters Graduate Student, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 9/20/2018)


Photo of John Cox and black bears

Episode 4 - Black Bears

Guest: Dr. John Cox - Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 9/13/18)


Photo of Chris Barton

Episode 3 - Green Forests Work

Guest: Dr. Chris Barton - Professor of Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 9/06/18)


Photo of Ellen Crocker using TreeSnap

Episode 2 - Forest Health

Guest: Dr. Ellen Crocker - Post Doctoral Scholar, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and Abe Nielsen, Forest Health Specialist, Kentucky Division of Forestry (air date 08/30/2018)


Photo of Jeff Stringer at an Extension event

Episode 1 - What is Forestry?

Guest: Dr. Jeff Stringer - Chairman, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 8/23/2018)

Photo of Renee Williams and Laura Lhotka - From the Woods Kentucky

Reneé D. Williams
Information Specialist Senior 
(859) 257-7597 | rdwill5@uky.edu | 216 T.P. Cooper Building


Laura R. Lhotka, Ph.D.
Academic Coordinator
(859) 257-8718 | laura.lhotka@uky.edu | 104 T.P. Cooper Building