What is a Local Forestry Organization (LFO)?
A LFO is a grassroots organization of local citizens with strong support from local and state level forestry and natural resource agencies. Members of an LFO typically include woodland owners, forest industry, local leaders, local representatives from forestry and natural resource agencies, and anyone else interested in forestry and natural resource issues. These concerned local citizens come together to address forestry and natural resource issues in their area.
There are several publications designed to help you establish a LFO.
Click on one of the following links for more information:
FORFS 07-01 -- Local Forestry Organizations in Kentucky: A Growing Idea
FORFS 07-02 -- Local Forestry Organizations in Kentucky: Formation and Organization
FORFS07-03 -- Local Forestry Organizations in Kentucky: Project Ideas
Why Form a Local Forestry Organization?
• Provide interested individuals an opportunity to increase their knowledge in forestry
• Provide a forum to share information and join with others to give more clout to efforts
• Respond to local and state forestry issues
Potential LFO Activities
• Your ideas first!
• Address local woodland issues
• Assisting and conducting woodland education programs
• Address taxation of woodlands and timber revenues
• Educational activities to increase public understanding of forestry
• Serve as a citizen advisory group on woodland issues and provide forestry information to local leaders on a regular basis
• Develop local woodland and wildlife demonstration areas
For more information, please contact one of the supporting organizations below:
• UK Forestry Extension: 859.257.7597; www.ukforestry.org
• County Agents: www.ca.uky.edu/county
• Kentucky Woodland Owners Association: 606.876.3423;
• Ky. Division of Forestry: 502.564.4496; www.forestry.ky.gov
• Ky. Division of Conservation: 502.573.3080; www.conservation.ky.gov
• Ky. Farm Bureau: 502.495.5000; www.kyfb.com
• Kentucky Forest Industries Association, 502.695.3979; www.kfia.org