KWM Banner

From the Editors of Kentucky Woodlands Magazine

You might say we literally “branched” out with this issue. There are new articles from some of our woodland partners including the American Chestnut Foundation, Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky Natural Resources Conservation Service, Kentucky Watershed Basin Coordinators and their respective programs. These partners bring and contribute a wealth of forest management support to the Commonwealth. We hope to bring more information about these woodland partners in future issues of the magazine. Secondly, there are articles from Dr. Laura DeWald concerning the white oak genetics project that has been started at UK and the continued White Oak Initiative work being done by Dr. Jeffery Stringer and Darren Morris, White Oak Coordinator for the southern region. There is also information on outreach and education efforts such as the Woodland Owner Webinar Series and From the Woods Radio Show. Both are tremendous forestry programs for everyone. Thirdly, there is a new section for the Kentucky Division of Forestry. It is simply called KDF Corner. We will be writing about division news. This issue also includes an article about the Forest Inventory and Analy-sis program and its importance. The magazine will continue to host its regular columns from KY Woodland News To Use, KWOA, Forestry 101, Wildlife 101, Forest Health, and Kentucky Tree Farm Committee. Our goal was to break away from the traditional articles written in the past and to broaden the woodland partner list to encourage and strengthen forest management across the state. Hope you enjoy this latest issue!

Jeff Stringer
University of Kentucky
Department of Forestry

Pam Synder,
Kentucky Division of Forestry

Promoting stewardship and sustainable management of Kentucky's non-industrial private forests.

On behalf of the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Division of Forestry, the editors of Kentucky Woodlands Magazine commend you for the effort you put forth to manage our woodlands, and we hope that this magazine will help make your efforts more rewarding.


Jeff Stringer

University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Jacob Muller

Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

   

Pam Snyder

Kentucky Division of Forestry

Billy Thomas

Associate Editor
Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Reneé Williams 
Assistant Editor
Advertising (print version) and Graphic Designer
Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources