Save the Red Hickory
with Senora May and the Hickman Holler Appalachian Relief Fund
The Champion Red Hickory is under attack from commercial logging.
Help Kentucky Heartwood protect the hickory and the forest around it.
By making a donation today, you will contribute to funding on-staff legal representation to help us speak for the trees!
Support Our Work
Kentucky Heartwood runs on a very small budget. By donating and becoming a member, you are helping protect some of the most incredible forests in the world.
The millions of creatures, from the fungi to the treetops thank you!
Kentucky Heartwood is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible.
Small Inputs. Big Impacts.
Conservation work is all about consistency. Recurring monthly donations give us the stability we need to make a difference.
In the Daniel Boone National Forest sits the Champion Red Hickory, the largest of its species in the world.
Kentucky Heartwood is on the frontlines of preserving these diverse habitats in the Daniel Boone National Forest. We filed a lawsuit against the Forest Service in September of 2022 and are still in active litigation.
The US Forest Service continues to brazenly undermine, ignore, and circumvent the NEPA process–the framework designed to allow for public involvement in decisions impacting public land. It's become clear that we need dedicated legal council involved in our ongoing work. Significant legal resources require a significant budget.
We truly need your help to make this happen.
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Can't see the forest for the trees?
Here's what we suggest doing if you're interested in supporting our wildlands.
Advocacy work can seem a bit daunting, especially if you're attention is being pulled in different directions.
Here are four things you can do TODAY to make a difference and get started.
Explore issues that matter.
Discover the issues we're fighting against and how you can help. We protect the trees, plants, animals, fungi, streams, soil, and water within the wildlands of Kentucky.
Action can mean writing to your representative or legislator, sign a petition, or attend an event. We know it's hard to know WHAT to write, so we provide scripts or an outline to help you quickly make a difference.
Become a member.
Monthly membership donations provide us with sustainable income as a nonprofit. We use this money to continue our research, education, and advocacy work. $5 a month may seem little, but it makes a big impact!