Follow the forest watch link for updates on projects and proposals that are being developed on Kentucky's public lands, including the Daniel Boone National Forest and Land Between the Lakes.

Information is provided about the following projects on the Daniel Boone National Forest: Forest Plan AmendmentSouth Red Bird ProjectBlackwater IRMSPine Creek Forest Restoration Project, the Greenwood projectBeaver CreekClimax and Little Egypt, and Upper Rock Creek.

​Projects at Land Between the Lakes include The Birmingham Ferry Salvage ProjectPisgah Bay, and the Draft Scenery Management System Plan.

​Hope for Hemlocks

​Hope for Hemlocks is a project of Kentucky Heartwood to save the Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), a tree of enormous ecological importance and breathtaking beauty. Hemlocks in the east, including Kentucky, are being decimated by an invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae). Thousands of acres of hemlock forests on public and private land have already been destroyed, but this isn't the end of the story.

Join us as we use all the available tools to stop this ecological catastrophe. We need volunteers and donors and partners. We especially need your voice.

On our website,, you'll find the history and science of hemlocks and adelgids, alongside the resources and information needed to preserve hemlocks for generations to come.

Old Growth Recovery

Kentucky Heartwood is pleased to announce our web project, The website is “Dedicated to the past, present, and future of old-growth forests in Kentucky.”

​Wood Lily Partnership

The wood lily is a stunning red-orange and speckled wildflower that is  listed as a “threatened” species in Kentucky​. To help recover this species in Kentucky, we have joined with the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC) and Kentucky Native Plant Society to better monitor, protect, and propagate remaining wood lily populations for establishment at new sites. Follow the link to learn more about how we are working to bring back this beautiful flower.