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U.S. Forest Service Pushes Massive Logging Project on Daniel Boone National Forest in Spite of Public Feedback and Biden’s Executive Order to Preserve Mature and Old-Growth Forests

For Immediate Release  The U.S. Forest Service has released its Draft Environmental Assessment for the Jellico Vegetation Management Project, which would log 10,000 acres of the Jellico mountains in southeastern…

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SAVE BERNHEIM – STOP THE PIPELINE!

UPDATE: Kentucky Lantern Article – 5/20/24 Bernheim Forest appeals to Kentucky Supreme Court to stop pipeline in conservation easement Dear Kentucky Heartwood members, I am reaching out to you today…

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Thank you to Old-Growth Science Summit donors!

Donors and Supporters, I want to thank everyone who donated to help get me to Washington D.C. to attend the Mature and Old Growth (MOG) Science Summit. The conference had…

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Bear Creek Logging Update

South Red Bird Logging Reconnaissance Walking through a site that has just been logged makes our hearts hurt, but it is a necessary component of our monitoring work. The following…

5,000 acre logging project proposed north of Morehead along the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail.

The Daniel Boone National Forest has proposed a 5,000 acre logging project just north of Morehead along the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail. While this project is problematic on many levels,…

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Kentucky Heartwood files objection to road building project in the Daniel Boone National Forest

On July 31st, Kentucky Heartwood filed an objection to a Forest Service decision to implement a new road building project. The project, known as the “Greenwood NFSR 5104 Construction Project”…

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Old-Growth in the Daniel Boone National Forest: The Deep Dive

How much old-growth is there in the Daniel Boone National Forest? This is actually a pretty tough question to answer. The short answer is “not much.” But before we can…

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Join the local community in voicing opposition to Forest Service’s ten thousand acre Jellico Mountain logging project.

Dear Friends!​ We want to tell you about an opportunity to make a positive impact. The Jellico Vegetation Management Project is a massive logging project that the Forest Service announced…

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Kentucky Heartwood files lawsuit challenging nearly 3,800 acres of logging in Daniel Boone National Forest

For Immediate Release, September 14, 2022 ​ Contact: Jim Scheff, Kentucky Heartwood Ecologist, (859) 334-0602; kentuckyheartwood@gmail.com ​ Group Challenges Major Timber Project on Kentucky’s Daniel Boone National Forest​ Rare Species…

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Defining Mature and Old Growth Public Comment Period

On Earth Day President Biden issued an Executive order calling on the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to conserve mature and old-growth forests as a climate solution. This…