Due to concerns about the unpredictable spread of COVID-19, KWOA leadership has decided to postpone its Annual Meeting that was scheduled to convene March 24-25 at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. At this time, the meeting is re-set for September 22-23.
Folks who have registered for the meeting may choose to:
- Have us hold the registration fee. If you wish KWOA to hold your registration funds you need to take no further action.
- Request a refund. If you are requesting a refund please email Info@kwoa.net. Please allow 30 days to receive your refund check. Requests for refunds made later than 30 days prior to September 22 will be charged a 10% handling fee.
If you made a reservation at Lake Cumberland State Park for March 24-25 YOU have to call and cancel your registration before March 20, 2020. BUT, we hope that you will simply change your reservation to the new dates. The park will honor all the prices that were set for the spring meeting, not only for the rooms but for the meeting accommodations/fees.
Your understanding is appreciated as the association processes the many changes incurred by the meeting postponement. Your health and safety are our primary concerns. Updates regarding the fall meeting date will be posted as they become available. We hope you will adjust your plans accordingly and look forward to seeing you in September.
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 September 22-23 that include sporting clays, trail construction and maintenance, wilderness safety and survival, and edible and medicinal plants.
Registration and lodging information is at https://kwoa.net/annual-meeting. See you there!
Tentative 2020 KWOA Annual Meeting Agenda
(All times are Central Daylight Time)
Monday September 21, 2020
1:00P – 2:30P Tour of the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
6:00P – 8:00P Kentucky Master Woodland Stewards Reunion
Tuesday September 22, 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
UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
8:00 – 8:45 Presentation of Awards
8:45 – 9:00 Closing Remarks
Wednesday September 23, 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