Trees with red, orange, and yellow leaves in a Central Appalachian forest


Forest Action Plan

Addressing threats to forest sustainability

Kentucky’s Forest Action Plan is a comprehensive analysis and plan formulated to address the five major threats identified impacting the sustainability of the Commonwealth’s forest resource. The major threats identified within the document are Forest Health, Water Quality and Quantity, Forest Loss and Fragmentation, Forest Management and Funding.

Best Management Practices

Kentucky’s best management practices (BMPs) program is quasi-regulatory. The agency responsible for BMPs policy development is the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

Click here to view the most recent BMPs recommendations on the state forestry agency website.

Click the following links to view available BMP monitoring data and implementation rates from NASF’s 2015 BMP survey and NASF’s 2019 BMP survey.

Kentucky Forestry Publications

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