Kentucky Woodland Owners Association - KWOA
“Bringing people and woodland sustainability together”
Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) helps landowners better leverage available resources to enhance their woodlands. See the KDA brochure at the PDF to the right. You can also explore these resources on their website at : https://www.kyagr.com/woodlands.
Planning a Harvest? A Kentucky Master Logger must be on-site and in charge of every commercial logging operation (excluding horse loggers). Kentucky's best management practices must be used on every commercial logging operation (including horse loggers). Best to Check Out These Resources:
- Kentucky Master Logger Program: https://masterlogger.ca.uky.edu
- Bad Actor Information & List: https://masterlogger.ca.uky.edu/bad-actor-information
KWOA is a state affiliate of the National Woodland Owners Association, providing members access to proven resources and successful programs. Kentucky’s 467,000 private woodland owners can work together to enhance the quality of our woodlands, solve problems we share in common and improve the wealth of the commonwealth by advocating sound government policy.
We have a diverse membership whose interests in woodland ownership include timber production, fish and wildlife management, recreation, and resource conservation. Woodland ownership ranges from those with several acres to those with more than a thousand. Membership includes those who reside on their woodland property as well as absentee owners.
Please enjoy these two videos from the USDA Forest Service’s Southern Research Station on restoration of the American chestnut in the southern Appalachians:
The videos feature information on: the Southern Research Station’s chestnut research, the National Forest System’s silvicultural program, The University of Tennessee’s Tree Improvement Program, and The American Chestnut Foundation’s backcross breeding program. Please share widely!
Student Scholarship News from KWOA
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