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

Research Impacts

Research Impacts

Research Impacts

Economic and Environmental Impacts

McIntire-Stennis, a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administered program, provides capacity funding supporting research and graduate student development in our Department. These projects have resulted in significant solutions addressing forest, water, and wildlife issues important to Kentucky and the region, resulting in significant environmental and economic contributions.

McIntire-Stennis Project Report

A summary of research productivity and impacts of active McIntire-Stennis projects

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125 million

Trees planted

using improved practices to reforest surface mines and abandoned agriculture lands

251,200 acres

Privately owned forest land

in Kentucky annually improved or positively impacted


Streams afforded protection

annually through the use of scientifically developed timber harvesting best management practices

13 million

Acres of public land

in 8 states including Kentucky using research-based management

$5.3 billion

Annual economic contributions

positively impacted by research used by forest industry and in wildlife management

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Research Topics

Areas of emphasis include silviculture and forest management; wildlife ecology and conservation biology; forest health and ecological restoration; landscape and spatial ecology; natural resource policy and economics; urban ecology; and forest hydrology and watershed management.

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Research Faculty

Our faculty work with the extension, research, and teaching to develop solutions for the critical issues facing our woodlands today and in the future.

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Research Facilities

View information about on-campus and off-campus research facilities such as our Wood Utilization Center and our 14,800 acre research forest, Robinson Forest.

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Forestry and Natural Resources Department
(859) 257-7596

Forestry and Natural Resources Extension
(859) 257-7597

Contact Information

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