• Dr. Thomas Ochuodho joined the Department of Forestry in November 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Forest Economics and Policy. A native of Kenya, he obtained his B.S. in Forestry (1997) and M.Phil. in Forest Economics and Management (2006) from Moi University, Kenya and Ph.D. in Forestry (Economics and Policy) from University of New Brunswick, Canada (2013).
    February 21, 2017
  • The University of Kentucky Department of Forestry, in partnership with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, has been conducting a 3-year project to assess survival and cause-specific mortality of white-tailed deer does and fawns in southeastern Kentucky, an area where deer numbers have remained stubbornly low despite restocking efforts decades earlier. M.S. Forestry graduate students Caleb Haymes and Joe McDermott in Dr. John Cox’s wildlife research lab have focused their thesis fieldwork on determining what factors (e.g.

    December 2, 2016
  • This one-day educational program about Kentucky’s white oak and bourbon industry will begin at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, KY. Your registration includes a visit to and talk about the Bernheim Research Forest, a talk on white oak management and bourbon barrels, a boxed lunch and a tour of the Jim Beam® Distillery in Clermont, Kentucky.

    Register at www.KWOA.net by October 21 by 4 p.m.

    • $25 – KWOA Members

    October 3, 2016
  • Herb Davis

    Join us for the Kentucky Tree Farmer of the Year Field Day at

    Herb Davis Tree Farm

    Liberty, KY • Casey County

    October 12, 2016 ... 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)


    1:30 p.m. Registration
    2:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
    2:30 p.m. Tree Farm Tour Begins

    August 25, 2016
  • Reneé Williams Receives the Outstanding Extension Associate Award from the Kentucky Association of State Extension Professionals
    Congratulations to Reneé Williams who received the Outstanding Extension Associate Award from the Kentucky Association of State Extension Professionals (KASEP) at their annual meeting last week.
    April 20, 2016
  • Photo of Laurie Thomas and 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.
    March 25, 2016
  • Photo of prescribed fire at Griffith Woods. Photo by Steve Patton.
    Because the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky was settled so quickly in the 1700s, we know little about the ecology of this unique landscape. Historical accounts suggest a mosaic of forest, savanna, and openings filled with giant cane. Griffith Woods is a wildlife management area in Harrison County that protects some of the best remnants of this habitat type, commonly referred to as savanna-woodland.
    March 21, 2016
  • Forest resources and natural landscapes are critical components of local communities. However, they face mounting threats from a variety of invasive insects and pathogens. These pests have the potential to decimate our foundational tree species and degrade the ecosystems that depend on them.

    January 9, 2016
  • SOAR Forestry Economic White Paper Reports – The SOAR region stands to gain through the strategic and sustainable growth of the forestry sector. Two white papers outline this potential.
    December 16, 2015
  • We are looking for students who share our passion for forests, wildlife, and other natural resources, and who wish to learn how to manage them for future generations.The forestry major is a professional degree program and is the only program in Kentucky accredited by the Society of American Foresters.
    December 16, 2015