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Upcoming Events of Interest

Next Steps Webinar Series

Forestry webinars are again coming to various county extension offices beginning Friday evening, February 6. Check here to see if there is one in a county near you.

Please contact the Extension office you plan to attend so they can have materials for you.

February 6, 2020    7 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Woodland Management:
What is Right for You and Your Woodland?

February 13, 2020
Understanding the Financial Aspects of Woodland Management

February 20, 2020
More than Timber: Income Opportunities from
Non-timber Forest Products

February 27, 2020
Launching your Woodland Legacy: Intact, In Forest and In Family Ownership

March 5, 2020
Kentucky Forestry and Wildlife Assistance: Finding the Help You Need

KWOA/F Quarterly Meeting convenes February 13

Kentucky Woodland Owners Association and Foundation – Regular Quarterly Meeting

10 AM February 13, 2020  KFIA Building (Frankfort) 10 AM

Welcome and Introductions

Cooperators reports

Aldo Leopold Foundation _ Steve Coleman

American Chestnut Association – Jimmie Sizemore

Kentucky Agriculture Council – Henry Duncan

Kentucky Association of Consulting Foresters – Ron Meyers

Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development – Jerry/Portia Brown

Kentucky Conservation Committee – Lane Boldman

Kentucky Division of Conservation – James Roe

Kentucky Division of Forestry – Steve Kull

Kentucky Division of Water – Dale Booth

Kentucky Farm Bureau – Ed McQueen

Kentucky Forest Industries Association – Bob Bauer

Kentucky Tree Farm – Bob Bauer

University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry – Billy Thomas

University of Kentucky, Extension Water Quality Specialist – Amanda Gumbert

US Department of the Interior/Office of Surface Mining – Cliff Drouet

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Services – Jared Calvert


KWOA/KWOF Scheduled Meeting

Review Minutes for Approval – Jack Rentz, Secretary

Newsletter/Website – Karen Marshall

Wood Post – Portia Brown

Membership – Jack Rentz and Jerry Brown

Annual Meeting (March 2020) – Steve Perry

Financial Reporting – Jerry Brown

Future date for a short “training” concerning board members responsibilities – Doug McLaren

Bylaws/Policy Revisions – Steve Perry


Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting Date: Annual Meeting March 24 – 25, 2020

Lake Cumberland State Park

Donate an item for the annual meeting silent auction

It’s time to find a new home for those holiday gifts that were never given! Donate that item to the KWOA annual meeting silent auction. Donations can be anything with a monetary value. Event tickets, gift baskets, gift cards, books, artwork and crafts are welcome.

Email a description of  your item and a suggested minimum bid to Harry Pelle, board member – Please put Silent Auction in the subject line of your email. Please let Harry know whether you can bring it to the meeting or need it delivered. And thanks!

Harmful Algal Blooms is theme for February 20 Salt River Watershed Conference

The Salt River Watershed conference agenda will include presentations including the State of the Salt River Watershed, light dinner, posters, a social, volunteer re-certifications, and more. It is a free event. Donations welcome.

The annual conference will convene Thursday afternoon, February 20, 2020 at the US Geological Survey office in Jeffersontown at 9818 Bluegrass Pkwy.

An overview of the conference is below.

  • 4:30-5:00 PM – Recertification (current volunteers will be notified if recertification is required)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM – Light dinner, Posters, Socialize
  • 6:00 – 8:30 PM – Presentations including State of the Salt River Watershed
  • 8:30-9:00 PM – Cleanup and exit the building

This year’s theme – Harmful Algal Blooms

Cost: Free, donations welcome!

Register on-line or by contacting JoAnn Palmer at or 502.782.7032


Eagles Weekend 2020

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is pleased to announce that Eagles Weekend 2020 will be February 7th – 9th, 2020!

Ballard Wildlife Management Area Guided Tours 2020

We are pleased to announce that we are offering guided eagle and wildlife viewing van/bus tours of the scenic Ballard Wildlife Management Area! Ballard Wildlife Management Area is located in the world famous Mississippi River Flyway, one of the top waterfowl migration routes in the world! This is a great spot for viewing eagles, waterfowl, and other wildlife!

Eagles Weekend Packages include:

  • Lodging of your choice at Kentucky Dam Village SRP
  • Admission to the Friday evening educational presentation
  • Your choice of Saturday or Sunday guided eagle/wildlife viewing van/bus tours
  • Admission to the Saturday evening live bird of prey presentation presented by the World Bird Sanctuary
  • A $25 credit to be used in our gift shop to obtain your Eagle Weekend souvenir

Get up close and personal to Eagles and other wildlife while attending the annual Eagles Weekend 2020!

Reservations: To book your spot, click here and enter the dates to make your reservation, or contact us directly at (270) 362- 4271! Space is limited!


2020 KWOA annual meeting explores woodland recreation at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

KWOA continues its focus on American Tree Farm System themes at its 2020 annual meeting.

After studying the importance of the contribution of proper forest management to clean water at the 2019 meeting, KWOA will address woodland recreation interests March 24-25 that include sporting clays, trail construction and maintenance, wilderness safety and survival, and edible and medicinal plants.

Registration and lodging information is at See you there!

Last day guaranteed to get the KWOA room rate is February 23rd! If you are planning to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting you need to make your room reservations this week by calling the park at 270-343-3111.  Sunday, February 23 is the last day that we can guarantee that you can get the room rate of $72.95 plus tax.






2020 KWOA Annual Meeting Agenda

Woodland Recreation

(All times are Central Daylight Time)

Monday March 23, 2020

1:00P – 2:30P   Tour of the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

6:00P – 8:00P   Kentucky Master Woodland Stewards Reunion

Tuesday March 24, 2020

8:30A – 9:30A          Registration at the Park

9:30A – 10:00A      Welcome, Comments, Crowd Sourcing

10:00A – 10:15A     Welcome to Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

10:15A – 10:45A     Sporting Clays

10:45A – 11:45A     Trail Construction and Maintenance

11:45A – 1:00P        Lunch (Provided)

1:00P – 2:00P         Wilderness Safety and Survival

2:00P – 3:00P         Edible and Medicinal Plants

3:00P – 4:00P         Healthy Woods

4:00P – 4:15P         Timber Trespass

4:30P – 6:00P         Social Hour and Silent Auction

6:30P – 9:00P         Banquet

6:30 – 7:30         Dinner

7:30 – 8:00          Keynote Address

Hardwood and Silviculture Operations

Jacob Muller

UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

8:00 – 8:45          Presentation of Awards

8:45 – 9:00          Closing Remarks

Wednesday March 25, 2020

7:00A – 9:00A     Breakfast (on your own)

9:00A – 9:10A     Welcome,  Comments

9:10A – 9:30A     What’s happening in your Basin

9:30A – 9:45A     Kentucky Forest Health

9:45A – 11:15A   Cooperators Report

American Chestnut Association

Kentucky Agriculture Council

Kentucky Association of Consulting Foresters

Kentucky Conservation Committee

Kentucky Division of Conservation

Kentucky Division of Forestry

Kentucky Division of Water

Kentucky Farm Bureau

Kentucky Forest Industries Association

Kentucky Tree Farm

UK Department. of Forestry

UK Water Quality Extension

US Department of the Interior

US Department of Agriculture – NRCS

11:15A – 12:00P         KWOA / KWOF Business Meeting

Election of Officers

12:00P                              Meeting Adjourned

Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop – March 28, 2020

The Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife (ORVWW) Workshop is designed to provide woodland and wildlife property owners  with forestry and wildlife related educational opportunities.

Ohio River Vally Woodland & Wildlife Workshop Logo

The workshop will provide you with forestry and wildlife experts from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio who will address the questions and concerns that you have with the management of your properties.

WHEN:  March 28, 2020, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
WHERE:  Boone County Enrichment Center
6028 Camp Ernst Road
Burlington, KY 41005-0876




Thanks to all those who hosted 2019 Woodland Owner Short Courses

KWOA appreciates the considerable effort provided by three woodland owners who hosted a 2019 Woodland Owner Short Course on their properties:

Henry Duncan welcomes WOSC participants to his farm. Logan County, 7/20/19.

Henry Duncan, July 20 in Logan County




WOSC participants hear from the pros at Henry Duncan’s farm. Logan County, 7/20/19

Danielle and Jason Hagler, August 10 in Washington County

Jimmie Sizemore, August 24 in Clay County

Jimmie Sizemore introduces WOSC participants to the lay of his land. Photo by Billy Thomas






Jimmie Sizemore (fourth from left) talks with WOSC participants, Clay County, 8/24/19. Photo by Billy Thomas

The WOSC is conducted by the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Extension. KWOA is a co-sponsor of these events.

WOSC participants were greeted by a first-of-its-kind KWOA sign at the Sizemore woodland property