Interested in participating in woodland research projects? 
Want to help improve forest and woodland health?

What is it?
We are forming a new group, the Forest Education and Research Network (FERN), to improve our understanding and management of both public forests and privately owned woodlands. Members of this network will have the opportunity to participate in a range of different activities, from helping in scientific research, to educational workshops, to testing new forestry tools. By joining the Forest Network you can play an important role, working with researchers and natural resource professionals on issues of concern to your woodlands.

Who can join?
We are recruiting members from a wide variety of backgrounds! Whether you are a woodland owner, a land manager, an educator, an Extension profession, a student, or just someone who cares about the health and sustainability of our trees, please consider joining FERN.

Benefits of joining:

  • Have early access to educational materials and tools related to woodland health 
  • Interact with scientific researchers to improve woodland health
  • Participate in citizen science projects
  • Help advise future research and educational projects

Who is coordinating this?
The Forest Network is a joint effort of the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry, Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, and the Forest Health Research and Education Center.

Interested in joining or just learning more about the network email Ellen Crocker, e.crocker@uky.edu.