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.
This Plan, in its current form, suggests that the public will have better recreational experiences at LBL by selling timber and leasing farmland than by maintaining natural forests.
The Forest Service thinks that this commercially leased farmland at LBL provides visitors with a better recreational experience than natural forests. Do you agree? (Photo Credit Tennessee Heartwood)
Save Pisgah Bay!
The Forest Service has proposed commercial logging of 4,000 acres Pisgah Bay & Hillman Ferry area of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Click here to learn more.
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.