The Kentucky Forest Landowner’s Handbook was published by the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED). Sara Thilman (Flying High Design & Communications) and Ed Christopher, Jr. provided design and content contributions. It would not have been possible without the contributions and support of our volunteer guidance group: Margi Jones, Morgan Jones, Barry Tonning (Tetra Tech) and Michael Campbell (Campbell, Rogers & Blair Law Firm) the Appalachian Forest Resource Center, the Kellogg Foundation, members of the Central Appalachian Network, the Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW), the Kentucky Division of Forestry, the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Tim Hensley, Jack Stickney, Peter Woyar, CF® and the numerous reviewers and content contributors.

Funding for this project, The Kentucky Forest Landowners Handbook, was provided in part by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) through the Kentucky Division of Water, Nonpoint Source Section, to MACED as authorized by the Clean Water Act Amendments of 1987, §319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant # C-9994861-98. The mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement. Initial work on this manual was conducted as a project of the Appalachian Forest Resource Center (, a regional branch of the National Community Forestry Center.

Additional funding support provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 9936200-8704. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the USEPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture or KDOW.

The Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet (EPPC) and the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability. The NREPC and MACED will provide, on request, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities. To request materials in an alternative format, contact the Public Information and Education Branch, 4th Floor, Capital Plaza Tower, Frankfort, KY, 40601 or call (502) 564-5525. Hearing- and speech-impaired persons can contact the agency by using the Kentucky Relay Service, a toll-free telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD). For voice to TDD, call 800-648-6057. For TDD to voice, call 800-648-6056.

Original document was printed on recycled paper with soy inks.

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Photographs of eastern Kentucky by: Angie Carriere Goodtyme Photography and from the MACED archives.











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