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​Kentucky Heartwood was formed in 1992 by a group of fiesty activists concerned about logging, mining, and off-road vehicles on the Daniel Boone National Forest (DBNF).

We advocate for the greatest protections of Kentucky’s public lands, with the twin values of protecting and restoring ecological integrity and a reverence and respect for wild nature as our guiding principles.

Through public education, outreach, forest monitoring, and the suite of administrative and legal avenues of public participation and recourse, Kentucky Heartwood continues our 30-year tradition of effective advocacy.

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Dive Into Research

Our team of experts have collected and outlined years of data about the Daniel Boone National Forest. Annually, we spend hundreds of hours in the forest observing and groundtruthing proposed project sites. The threats to our public land come in many forms.

Letters + Public Comments

Public comments and letters to government agencies are crucial in fighting the threats to our public land. Through the National Environmental Protection Act, or as you will see mentioned throughout our site as NEPA, we are afforded the opportunity to provide public input into decisions made by the Forest Service.

By sharing our knowledge, experiences, and aspirations for a greener future, we can inspire decision-makers to prioritize sustainable practices, protect our forests, and preserve the natural beauty of our planet for generations to come. Together, our voices have the strength to create positive change and build a better, more sustainable world.