Extension Forester
216B Thomas Poe Cooper Building 
Lexington, KY 40546-0073
(859) 257-2703


M.S. Forestry 1996, University of Kentucky

B.S. Forestry 1993, University of Kentucky

Extension Responsibilities

To provide forestry and natural resource education programs that raise the awareness and importance of Kentucky’s forests. Educational programming efforts are geared for youth and adults across the state.

Programs include:

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of American Foresters
  • Kentucky-Tennessee Society of American Foresters
  • Kentucky Association for Environmental Education
  • National Recreation and Parks Society
  • Kentucky Environmental Education Council Certified Environmental Educator


Photo of Laurie Thomas


FOR 1 - ID Kentucky Trees

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