The following web links are provided to encourage an exchange of ideas and information regarding the forests, forest industry, and wood products of Kentucky. Opinions and information expressed do not reflect an official position of the Department of Forestry.  

Cooperative Extension:

SOUTHERN REGIONAL EXTENSION FORESTRY

      provides information on regional continuing education programs and materials from all the southern forestry cooperative extension programs. It also provides links to all of the southern forestry school extension programs.

Kentucky Forest and Forestry Organizations

KENTUCKY DIVISION OF FORESTRY

      is the state agency responsible for protecting and enhancing the forest resources of the Commonwealth. This agency is engages in a number of important services for the state including: technical assistance and management plan development to woodland owners through their Stewardship Program, suppression of forest fires, and inventory of the state's forests.

KENTUCKY WOODLAND OWNERS ASSOCIATION

       is the only statewide forestry organization devoted to Kentucky's Private Woodland Owners.

KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF CONSULTING FORESTERS

      is the official organization of consulting foresters that are members of the American Association of Consulting Foresters. These foresters work in Kentucky and provide woodland owners with a range of forestry services including timber sales, forest management planning, trespass evaluation and other forestry related work.

KENTUCKY CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION

      is an organization composed of and exists to help Christmas tree growers in Kentucky.

KENTUCKY FOREST INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION

      represents the wood industry in Kentucky. Its association office is in Frankfort and members cover both primary and secondary manufacturing. Membership classes are also available for loggers, and associated professionals as well as forest landowners.

KENTUCKY FOREST HEALTH TASK FORCE

      The Kentucky Forest Health Task Force mission: identify and prioritize threats of insects, disease, invasive species, and environmental factors to the integrity of Kentucky's forest resources, and recommend sound and timely approaches to addressing them.

KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES

      is the Commonwealth's agency responsible for game and non-game wildlife populations and habitat improvement. The agency also focuses on wildlife awareness and education through its publications and TV shows.

DANIEL BOONE NATIONAL FOREST

      is Kentucky's 700,000 acre National Forest located in eastern Kentucky from Morehead to the Tennessee Border.

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES

As part of America’s great outdoors since 1963, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages over 170,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and open lands on a peninsula between Kentucky and Barkley lakes in Western Kentucky and Tennessee.

KENTUCKY MASTER LOGGER PROGRAM

      is the statewide comprehensive continuing education program for loggers.

KENTUCKY/TENNESSEE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS

    represents the profession foresters (government, private, university) in both Kentucky and Tennessee. Kentucky has both an east and west chapter.

National and Regional Associations

AMERICAN FOREST & PAPER ASSOCIATION
FOREST RESOURCES ASSOCIATION
COUNCIL ON FOREST ENGINEERING
NATIONAL WOODLAND OWNERS ASSOCIATION
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS
THE FOREST GUILD
ASSOCIATION OF CONSULTING FORESTERS OF AMERICA
FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
USA BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Miscellaneous

KENTUCKY SNAKES SITE
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY