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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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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…

Kentucky Resources Council files FOIA appeal on behalf of Kentucky Heartwood

With the help of the Kentucky Resources Council, Kentucky Heartwood (KHW) filed an appeal challenging the Forest Service’s decision on August 17, 2021 to deny KHW a fee waiver request…

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Forest Service aims to shortcut environmental review and public participation in logging projects

​The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) recently issued final revised regulations that dramatically shortcut environmental review, and public input and oversight, on projects that include up to 2,800 acres of logging…

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Kentucky Heartwood files formal objection to South Red Bird project

This area along the Redbird Crest Trail is approved for logging by the Forest Service. Most of the trees in this photo will be cut under the Forest Service’s plan.…

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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Welcome, Ashley Lipscomb!

Ashley and Akadia ​Kentucky Heartwood is excited to announce that we have hired Ashley Lipscomb to serve as our new Director! We are thrilled to have her on staff, and…

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What’s up with Greenwood?

A few months ago, Kentucky Heartwood released information and allegations that the Forest Service was selling more timber in the Greenwood project of the Daniel Boone National Forest than what…