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Kentucky Master Woodland Stewards Program

 

Applications are now
being accepted!

We are currently accepting applications for the Kentucky Master Woodland Stewards Program. This is the second year of the program which is a joint-partnership between UK Forestry Extension and the Kentucky Division of Forestry. Following the training, participants, called Kentucky Master Woodland Stewards, agree to return to their communities and serve as ambassadors of sustainable woodland and wildlife management, contributing to education and outreach efforts.

Space is limited so if this is an opportunity you are interested in please complete and submit the application by May 13. The training school will be held from June 17, 2016 to June 19, 2016 at UK’s historic Robinson Forest. Selected applicants will be notified by May 20.

 

Online applications may be submitted by clicking here.

 

The goal of the Kentucky Master Woodland Stewards Program is to cultivate a group of people who: embrace woodland stewardship, want to learn more about sustainable woodland management, and are willing to share what they learn with others. The program teaches woodland management practices and leadership skills and in return, participants will apply these principles to property they own or manage and actively encourage others to practice good woodland management.
The program started in June 2015 with the first class of 24 individuals who attended the first Kentucky Master Woodland Stewards School which was an intensive three day field and classroom program that utilized the University of Kentucky’s Robinson Forest as an outdoor classroom where they explored numerous demonstration areas.  In addition, through this program, Kentucky Master Woodland Stewards are positioned to interact with professionals and agencies and recommend assistance resources to Kentucky woodland owners.


Class of 2015 Kentucky Master Woodland Stewards available for consultation with Kentucky woodland owners.

Kentucky
Master
Woodland
Stewards

County where
wooded acres
are located.

E-mail:

Phone:

Tom Grissom

Henry

tomgrissom2003@yahoo.com

202-821-5310

Bill Harned

Bullitt, Nelson,
Marion

bhpls3728@gmail.com

502 592-9147

Scott Osborne

Jefferson

jsomgo@yahoo.com

502-693-2001

Stephen (Steve)
Perry

Henry

sperry40055@att.net

502-262-7253

Ken and Linda
Pratt

Shelby

pratt0212@wildblue.net

502-829-0916

Eric Shrader
& Jo Lynn Baker
Shrader

Breckinridge

shraderfarm1@bellsouth.net

270-756-0496

Roger & Tracey
Weber

Pendleton

tweber487@gmail.com

rweber487@yahoo.com  

NA

 

The Kentucky Master Woodland Stewards program is intended to help you see the potential in your woodland and others’, and prepare you to recommend to others the professional assistance and resources available to better manage their properties.  For more information or questions please contact Billy Thomas, Extension Forester, at 859.257.9153 or billy.thomas@uky.edu.