Photo of forestry students at Reforest the Bluegrass

The University of Kentucky Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters (SAF), known as the Forestry Club, is a non-profit student organization that is a part the University of Kentucky. This organization is devoted to the advancement of the science, technology, education and practice of forestry among the student body and communities in which we interact. The Forestry Club promotes fellowship and professionalism among the students at the University of Kentucky as well as developing close working relationships with advising faculty and forestry professionals.

University of Kentucky Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters 

Forestry Club Activities

The Forestry Club promotes participation in SAF sanctioned events, camping trips, club meetings, as well as a multitude of service projects. For example, the Forestry Club actively worked to have the University of Kentucky designated as a Tree Campus USA by The Arbor Day Foundation. The club is actively involved in Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative projects, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Reforest the Bluegrass, as well and various other tree planting activities.

Registration and Annual Dues

Members are required to pay annual club dues at the time of joining the club. Club dues consist of $40 (USD) which is for the registration to become a student member of the Kentucky-Tennessee Chapter of SAF. This allows the students to participate in the SAF sanctioned events, ASFC Conclave, and club activities. Forestry Club Constitution and By-Laws

Forestry Club Faculty Advisor

Associate Professor of Silviculture
(859) 257-9701 | | 210 T.P. Cooper Building

Society of American Foresters

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If you have questions or would like more information about the forestry program, contact Laura Lhotka - Forestry Academic Coordinator.

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Key Resources

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View scholarship opportunities for undergraduate forestry students.

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Forestry Club

A Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters (UK Forestry Club)

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A student wildland firefighter organization to provide UK Forestry majors hands-on experience with wildland firefighting.

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Undergraduate Research

Meet our faculty to learn about potential undergraduate research opportunities.

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Forestry Curriculum

Learn more about the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Forestry.

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Spring Field Semester

View week-by-week summaries of the Spring Field Semester that occurs during spring of the junior year.

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Wildlife Biology and Management Minor

View the requirements for the Wildlife Biology and Management Minor.

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How can we help? 

If you have questions about the UK Forestry program or would like to schedule a visit, let us know.

Contact Laura Lhotka, Forestry Academic Coordinator 859-257-8718,