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New extension employees: Laurie Taylor Thomas and Dr. Matthew Springer

The University of Kentucky Department of Forestry is proud to announce the appointment of two new extension employees: Dr. Matthew Springer and Laurie Taylor Thomas.

Dr. Matthew Springer
is our new wildlife extension faculty and has wildlife management experience in Pennsylvania and most recently southern Illinois. Matt will be handling wildlife and habitat issues in Kentucky and is replacing the late Dr. Thomas Barnes. You can reach him via email at

Laurie Taylor Thomas is our newest Extension Associate. Laurie was with Extension a number of years ago and has returned filling the position left vacant from Doug McLaren's retirement. Laurie will handle and coordinate our youth educational programming including 4-H as well as some general forestry programs. You can reach her via email at

Author: Reneé Williams
Contact: (859) 257-7597,
Terms: Extension