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Welcome to KY Heartwood!
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.
The U.S. Forest Service, on July 18, 2014, proposed the largest timber sale on the Daniel Boone National Forest in a decade. The Greenwood Vegetation Management Project in McCreary and Pulaski counties proposes, among other management actions, more than 3,600 acres of commercial timber sales.
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.
Good News from Land Between the Lakes! Our friends at the Coalition for the Preservation of Land Between the Lakes have posted an update from Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White about the withdrawal of the Pisgah Bay Project (and over 4,000 acres of logging) and the progress on trails, campgrounds, and overall relations with the Forest Service. There is much to celebrate, and still much to do!
LBL Draft Scenery Management Plan withdrawn! Thank you to everyone who sent in comments!
The Forest Service proposed that this commercially leased farmland at LBL provides visitors with a better recreational experience than natural forests. Do you agree? (Photo Credit Tennessee Heartwood)
The Little Egypt Heritage Trail
An alternative vision for a remarkable forest Click here to learn more about our proposal to develop a hiking and equestrian trail systemthat promotes the cultural and natural history of Rockcastle County.
The View from Lick Creek An Interview with Robert Stevens
The View from Lick Creek, produced by Chris Johns in 2007, captures an interview with Robert Stevens, who was 86 years old at the time. In this film, Robert examines the history of the USDA Forest Service and voices his concerns about management of the Daniel Boone National Forest, including the dangers of using fire and toxic herbicides as management tools.