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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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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…

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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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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…

Tina Marie in forest with no evidence of fire.

Forest Service lied about wildfire to approve logging significant conservation site in the Daniel Boone National Forest

​Kentucky Heartwood has uncovered that the U.S. Forest Service lied about the location and impacts of a 2016 wildfire to justify logging 170 acres of unaffected forest in Long Hollow,…

Old-growth forests, trees over 250 years old, threatened by logging in Redbird

​The U.S. Forest Service approved logging of old-growth forests in the Daniel Boone National Forest, despite the agency’s claims to the contrary. Forests with trees over 250 years old are…

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Landslides and Wrecked Mountainsides from Logging in Daniel Boone National Forest

​Kentucky Heartwood has documented multiple ongoing landslides in the Redbird District of the Daniel Boone National forest caused by logging in the Group One project in Clay and Leslie Counties.…

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More logging proposed on the Daniel Boone National Forest, but this time they won’t say where.

The Forest Service has proposed yet another major logging project on the Daniel Boone National Forest to wrap up 2019. But this time they won’t tell you where they’re going…

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Forest Service proposes large logging project near Cave Run Lake, is loose on details

The Forest Service has released their formal proposal (scoping document) for the “Improving Conditions in the Blackwater Watershed” project, which would approve thousands of acres of logging on the east…

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New Executive Order directs U.S. Forest Service to increase logging on national forests

​On December 21st, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order directing the U.S. Forest Service to expedite logging on our national forests, and to increase the volume of timber harvested…