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January 2024 UPDATED

KWOA Wood Post 

Find updated annual meeting

registration links below!

Happy New Year!

We hope this Wood Post E-News finds you warm, well, and recharging so you will be ready to do more with KWOA and your woodlands in 2024. KWOA looks forward to working with our partners continuing to make strides toward connecting you with one another, with sustainable woodland practices., and with the larger community.

KWOA Annual Meeting:

Registration Now Open!

Join us at the Berea College Forestry Outreach Center on March 25 - 27.

This year our theme is forestry, and we will be exploring a host of topics we hope you will find informative and help you as you make or implement your forest management plan. 

See the full agenda here.

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Upcoming Events

2024 Kentucky Maple Days are set for February 3 and 17! If you are a Kentucky maple syrup producer and plan to participate in the 2023 Kentucky Maple Day and want your operation promoted please complete this Qualtrics form by January 14, 2024. Learn more at

2024 KY Forest Health Conference, February 7, 9 am – 3 pm ET: This year’s conference will be in-person at the Longship Club in Kroger Stadium, Lexington, KY. Register at

KWOA supports Woods & Wildlife for Your Wallet! February 22, 2024, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The event at Greenup County High School (main entrance) is free but you must call ahead to register. Learn more on our website here.

KWOA 2024 Annual Meeting March 25-27 at Berea College Forest Outreach Center. Save the Dates and learn more.

KWOA Winter Woodlands Newsletter

The Winter newsletter is now available on our website! Get up to date on all the latest with KWOA.

Winter Newsletter

Woodland Community Updates

  • Woodland Stewards Webinar 6th season begins January 30, 2024 with Silvopasture! This educational program was developed by a collaborative team of Forestry Extension personnel to serve a multi-state audience, to empower woodland owners to promote environmental and forest health through increased awareness, experience and access to resources. Learn more

  • The Yale Forest Forum Series restarts January 18 and continues on Thursdays at 12:00-12:55 pm ET through April 25. Tribal Forestry: Understanding Current Issues and Challenges. Register here.

  • National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA) January 10th "Woodland Word" shared an NBC News Item that brought attention to a lack of funding focus for addressing Beech Leaf Disease and some new research indicating the beech leaf-eating nematodes cause cellular damage in the trees similar to the effect cancer cells have in mammals. You can read the NBC story here and see the USDA; US Forest Service report here. There is no cure at this time.

  • Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative ARRI: Spring volunteer opportunities in western KY (Muhlenberg County) and Cumberland Gap area (located on the KY-TN border) in Campbell Co/TN. Contact person Cliff Drouet: Check for dates and more at the ARRI website:

USDA Helps Producers Prepare for and

Recover from Severe Winter Weather

As you prepare for the potential impacts of upcoming winter weather, know that USDA offers several programs to help with recovery. Here are 2 programs relating to woodlands:

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"From the Woods Today": Wednesdays at 11 a.m. ET. You can watch via Zoom or Facebook Live Links to live shows are posted just before the show. Join live or watch recorded shows later at the website at

Need Help in the Woods?

Kentucky Division of Forestry Vendors List: HERE and

Planning a Harvest?

A Kentucky Master Logger must be on-site and in charge of every commercial logging operation (excluding horse loggers). Kentucky's best management practices must be used in every commercial logging operation (including horse loggers). Best to Check Out These Resources:

Just so you know... 

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  • You can always contact us; send a message to with questions, suggestions, news, or to volunteer.

Growing Forests for Our Future! KWOA volunteers work year-round providing opportunities that benefit Kentucky's woodland owners and contribute to sustainable forestry.

KWOA Mission

“Bringing people and woodland sustainability together”

Contact Us

​Kentucky Woodland

Owners Association

P.O.Box 1201

Frankfort, KY 40602

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