Thomas Poe Cooper Building

Link to Map  The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is housed primarily in the Thomas Poe Cooper Building which is located at the corner of Rose Street and Huguelet Avenue. The building contains research laboratories, office space, lecture rooms, and other facilities needed to serve the mission of the program.

Parking may be available at the T.P. Cooper Building for visitors. The small parking lot for our building is at the back of T.P. Cooper and is accessed off of Huguelet Drive. View map of parking behind our building. Contact Leslie Queary at (859) 257-7596 or for parking information.

Thomas Poe Cooper Building
730 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40546-0073

Robinson Forest

Link to Directions Robinson Forest, managed for research, teaching and Extension education by the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, is one of the largest research and educational forests in the eastern United States. Robinson Forest is a collection of eight tracts totaling 14,800 acres, and is located on the Cumberland Plateau in southeastern Kentucky.

Robinson Forest
617 Clemons Fork Road
Clayhole, KY 41317

Wood Utilization Center

Link to Map  The Wood Utilization Center is a 14,000 square foot facility contains an industrial hardwood furniture manufacturing laboratory, classrooms, computer laboratory and a 10,000 board foot hardwood lumber dry kiln. The manufacturing laboratory contains: a rough mill, straight-line rip saw, panel clamp carrier, finish planer, feed through CNC moulder, push through moulder, double-end tenoner, table saw, band saw, CNC router, complete traditional finishing systems and complete template and knife grinding equipment.

Wood Utilization Center
130 Robinson Road
Jackson, KY 41339-9081
606-666-2438 ext. 233

University of Kentucky Herbarium

Link to Map  The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is responsible for the University of Kentucky Herbarium, which began in 1934. There are over 50,000 specimen sheets of vascular plants in the main collection. Over 280 plant families are represented, 2/3 of which have representative species in the Kentucky flora. Although relatively small compared to herbaria at universities in neighboring states, the UK Herbarium is the oldest and largest collection of plant specimens in Kentucky.

University of Kentucky Herbarium
1081 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY40546-0076

Throughout the Commonwealth

We work throughout the Commonwealth and region conducting research and supporting County Extension Agents. In addition, to these connections throughout the region, the Department manages several other facilities supporting our education mission.