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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,…

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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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…

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Forest Service approves Pine Creek project. Here’s what it means.

​In January the Forest Service published their final decision on the Pine Creek Forest Restoration Project. The final approval of the project comes 4 years after the Forest Service’s first…

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Help stop logging in the Pine Creek project! Comments due by September 4, 2019

The Daniel Boone National Forest is currently taking comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Pine Creek Forest Restoration Project. This is a complicated project, which proposes intensive…

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Four thousand acres of logging proposed in London District of the Daniel Boone. Comments due April 22, 2018.

Overlook on the Rockcastle River in the Pine Creek project area (UPDATE: The Forest Service has officially extended the comment period to May 14, 2018 after we posted that they…

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Greenwood project approved by Forest Service

This is an example of forest in the Greenwood project that was approved for oak woodland management. By Jim Scheff, Director, Kentucky Heartwood Our fight over the Greenwood project came…

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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…

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Kentucky Heartwood Challenges Major Timber Project on Kentucky’s Daniel Boone National Forest

Rare Species and Restoration Take Back Seat to Logging Plans Kentucky Heartwood has filed a formal administrative objection (“pre-decisional objection”) challenging the approval of the Greenwood Vegetation Management Project on…

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Kentucky steps up to fight Kinder Morgan pipeline!

Green River. Photo credit Gerry James, Explore Kentucky Initiative For the past two years, Kentucky Heartwood has been active in the effort to stop Kinder Morgan’s plans to repurpose the…