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From the Editors of Kentucky Woodlands Magazine

There are a lot of exciting things happening in the woodlands of Kentucky. Though this has been a rather challenging year for many as we continue to endure a global pandemic that is causing much uncertainty around us, we can be certain that our Kentucky woodlands will come out on top if we continue to practice sustainable woodland management. In this issue of Kentucky Woodlands Magazine, we discuss the importance of sustainable management and long-term strategic planning of your own woodland so that it too can endure the uncertainties that lie ahead. A critical part of enduring change is adaptive planning and having the resources available to conduct practices. This issue of the Magazine contains two articles, one by Jared Calvert, with the US Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service and one by Dr. Jacob Muller with the UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources that provides information on cost-share for woodland practices and adaptive management strategies to improve the resiliency of your woodlands. We also have articles covering a host of issues important to many woodland owners including how to select, prepare and plant food plots, new invasive plants, white oak tree improvement, and our Research-in-Brief department that highlights a study on the long-term benefits to crop-tree release in white oak stands. This issue also contain updates from the Kentucky Woodlands Owners Association (KWOA), the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF), and the Kentucky Tree Farm Program. We are particularly excited to share this issue of Kentucky Woodlands Magazine with you. Thanks for staying engaged with your woodlands! We hope you enjoy this latest issue! 

Jacob Muller,

University of Kentucky
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources



Pam Synder,
Kentucky Division of Forestry

 

Jeff Stringer
University of Kentucky
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

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.


Jacob Muller

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


Pam Snyder
Kentucky Division of Forestry


Jeff Stringer

University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources


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