Kentucky Heartwood learned last month of a proposed landfill in Tennessee just a few miles upstream from the Kentucky line and the Big South Fork. The landfill would impact Bear Creek and the successful work already done to restore this stream, as well as the McCreary County water supply and the waters of Big South Fork National Recreation Area. You can read our comments below.
Kentucky Heartwood submitted comments to the Forest Service regarding the 7,000 acre Redbird Midstory Removal Project. The project documents can be seen here. The Forest Service used faulty information to justify the project, which they plan to implement with a Categorical Exclusion, circumventing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its standards of review. The project would force an unnatural one- and two-aged structure on this recovering forest to simplify future timber harvests and regeneration, rather than helping the forest to recover its native range of structures and functions. You can download and read our comments below.
In March, Kentucky Heartwood submitted comments regarding the Kentucky Statewide Assessment of Forest Resources. The report is available on the Kentucky Division of Forestry's website, and our comments can be downloaded from the icon below.