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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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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…

Jellico Creek

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…

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,…

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Kentucky Heartwood files Notice of Intent to Sue the U.S. Forest Service for Violations of the Endangered Species Act in South Redbird

Summary: Kentucky Heartwood has been working for a number of years to document our concerns with the logging project known as “South Red Bird,” which is located in Clay and Leslie…

Hector Mountain landslide

Forest Service proposes more logging in severely landside-prone areas

Forest in a proposed logging unit in the Hector Mountain project area. ​The U.S. Forest Service has proposed logging up to 250 acres in areas with extreme landslide risks in…

2021 Year in Review

​In 2021 alone, Kentucky Heartwood responded to eight project proposals across the Daniel Boone National Forest (DBNF) in addition to tracking multiple other projects at various stages of development. Here…

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Forest Service floats the Hinkle Land Exchange with little information

 The Forest Service released the draft Environmental Assessment for the Hinkle Land Exchange in late September 2021. The exchange includes the Forest Service trading four tracks of forested federal land…

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…