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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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.…

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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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Forest Service and Trump Administration Propose Eliminating Public Disclosure, Input, and Environmental Review: Comments Urgently Needed by August 12, 2019!

The U.S. Forest Service has extended its comment deadline to Aug. 26. Take action at OurForestsOurVoice.org. ​The United States Forest Service and Trump administration have put forward a dangerous new proposal…

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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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Sen. Rand Paul introduces legislation to sell off Daniel Boone National Forest land. Calls urgently needed!

UPDATE #2: The Senate voted 92-8 in favor of S. 47 without Sen. Rand Paul’s amendments. Thank you to everyone who took time to call our legislators in support of…

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Calls needed to save Land Between the Lakes, Daniel Boone National Forest from unrestrained logging

​Calls are urgently needed to U.S. Representative James Comer of Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District to save Land Between the Lakes and other national forests from unrestrained logging. This is especially…