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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,…

Tina with Old Growth White Oak

Public participation is critical in shaping the future of the Jellico Mountains

Jellico Creek, Daniel Boone National Forest, Critical Habitat for Federally listed Endangered and Threatened Species What’s going on in Jellico?  Jellico is a part of the Cumberland Mountains on the…

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…

Giant White Oak in the Jellico Area

Jellico management planning begins. Speak up for the Jellico mountains!

TAKE ACTION!  Join the virtual public meeting about the Jellico area Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5-6:30 pm ​ Read on for details and instructions on how to join the meeting.…

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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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​Forest Service proposes to weaken protections for endangered bats to increase logging on Daniel Boone National Forest. Comments due by April 8th.

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to reduce protections for endangered bats in an effort to increase logging on the Daniel Boone National Forest. Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment…

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Pine Creek Project: Presentation & Forum

Thursday, January 24, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at 2nd & Main in Corbin, 115 S. Main St. An especially scenic overlook on the Rockcastle wild river in the Pine Creek…

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There’s good news on the hemlock situation, but the hemlock situation is not good.

This is a cross-post from www.hopeforhemlocksky.org by Kentucky Heartwood’s hemlock program coordinator, Austin Williams. You can visit that site to learn more about the decline of Eastern hemlock in Kentucky and how you…

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Winter Letter, December, 2017

Dear friends,As we wrap up Kentucky Heartwood’s 25th year of working to protect our public lands and native forests, I want to thank each of you for your support of…