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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Forestry

The mission of the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is "to protect, conserve and enhance the forest resources of the Commonwealth through a public informed of the environmental, social and economic importance of these resources." As a means of meeting this mission, the division offers a variety of programs and services ranging from landowner assistance and master logger training to forest health protection and wildland fire management. The division is also involved in the operation of tree seedling nurseries, urban forestry assistance and forestry education.
NOW IN EFFECT: Bad Actors who have not paid their civil penalties or completed all site remediation must notify the appropriate Division of Forestry regional prior to beginning a timber harvest. 402 KAR 3:050
For more information about this major change to Bad Actors Notice Provision, click here.
​​​For a map of current county burn bans, please go to the Divison's Facebook page.

News Releases

Hunters Assistance Needed11/6/2016
Rainfall Not Sufficient to Ease Fire Danger10/26/2016
Putney Recreation Trail Lease10/21/2016
Governor Proclaims Forest Product's Week10/17/16
2016 Fall Fire Season Begins10/6/2016
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Upcoming Events

2015 Kentucky Master Logger Training ClassesStatewideOngoing
2015 Kentucky Master Logger Continuing Education ClassesStatewideOngoing