We need forests we can get lost in; trees that make us gape; streams we can drink from. Wild places sustain and define us; we, in turn, must protect them.
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Kentucky Heartwood is a not-for-profit organization and community of individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of Kentucky's native forests. We are driven by a reverence and respect for wild nature, a love of old trees, and the dream of a future where the rich forests of our region are once again allowed to grow old for their benefit and ours. We invite you to become a member of Kentucky Heartwood today.
11th Annual Music Festival! Join Kentucky Heartwood for a one-of-a-kind festival on July 30 from 3-10 pm, featuring a youth music contest, art, exhibitors, children’s activities, a chalk drawing competition, hands-on workshops, a folk dance, and entertainment by original bands Fatty and the Pockets and John Gage and the Bibelhauser Brothers.
Endangered Species Mural Celebration in Berea
Logging proposed near Cave Run Lake
LBL Draft Scenery Management Plan withdrawn
Thank you to everyone who sent in comments! Click here to learn more.
Logging has begun in Upper Rock Creek
Click here for more info & pictures.
If this upsets you as much as us, please consider becoming a member or donating to Kentucky Heartwood so that we can have the resources to effectively challenge these projects!
We Saved Pisgah Bay!
After more than a year of hard work, Kentucky Heartwood and our allies with the Coalition to Preserve Land Between the Lakes succeeded in convincing the Forest Service to withdraw the Pisgah Bay Project and more than 4,000 acres of commercial logging! Click here to learn more.
Special thanks to the Fund for Wild Nature and Patagonia for continued support of our work!
The View from Lick Creek