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​The mission of the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is "to protect, conserve and enhance the forest resources of the Commonwealth through a public informed of the environmental, social and economic importance of these resources." As a means of meeting this mission, the division offers a variety of programs and services ranging from landowner assistance and master logger training to forest health protection and wildland fire management. The division is also involved in the operation of tree seedling nurseries, urban and community forestry assistance, forest resource utilization and forestry education.


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  • Abernathy, Bridget
    Tel: 502-782-7176

    Urban Forestry
  • Adams, Christopher
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Akers, Charles
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Anderson, Dwayne
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Daniel Boone Liaison/Fire Academy
  • Armstrong, James
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Madisonville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Baker, Kessley
    Tel: 606-260-5651

    Firewise, Fire Mitigation, Fire Prevention
  • Barnard, Adam
    Tel: 502-682-7225

    State Forests
  • Baunach, James
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Forester
  • Bean, Robert
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Forester
  • Benassi, Stephanie
    Tel: 502-782-7165

    Contracts, Procurement, Two Way Communications
  • Benningfield, Jody
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Blair, Doug
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Madisonville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Blevins, Alexandra
    Tel: 502-782-1237

    Forest Health
  • Brothers, Chad
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Madisonville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Brown, Tim
    Tel: 502-782-7181

    Environmental Scientist Consultant
  • Brown, Jerry
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Brown, Russell
    Tel: 606-337-3939

    Pineville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Bryan, Jim
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Environmental Control Supervisor - State Forest, Forest Resource Utilization
  • Campbell, Ray
    Tel: 502-782-7182

    State Forests
  • Campbell, Brian
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Carmical, Deanio
    Tel: 606-337-3939

    Pineville Branch - Environmental Control Manager
  • Carmicle-Rabich, Amy
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Forester
  • Carter, Michael
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Chaney, Lynn
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Clarke, Cynthia
    Tel: 502-782-1334

    Fixed Assets, Payments, Fleet
  • Colwell, Wanda
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Office Coordinator
  • Combs, Morgan
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Forester
  • Crowell, Tim
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    State Forests
  • Davidson, Joanna
    Tel: 270-362-8331

    JP Rhody Nursery Superintendent
  • Deaver, Strider
    Tel: 502-573-1085

    Frankfort Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Doom, Greg
    Tel: 270-362-8331

    Forestry Equipment Supervisor
  • Dubois, John
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Dunn, Teena
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Dykes, Seth
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Environmental Control Manager
  • Emery, Brittany
    Tel: 502-573-1085

    Frankfort Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Fannin, Kenny
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Environmental Control Supervisor
  • Floyd, Kim
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Office Coordinator
  • Frazier, Haley
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Inventory Forester
  • Froelich, Michael
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Environmental Control Supervisior - Fire
  • Gabbard, Stephen
    Tel: 606-337-3939

    Pineville Branch - Forester
  • Galloway, Kevin
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Forester
  • Godbold, Sean
    Tel: 502-573-1085

    Frankfort Branch - Forester
  • Grant, Gary
    Tel: 606-337-3939

    Pineville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Hacker, Joe
    Tel: 502-782-7163

    HWA Treatment
  • Hale, Mike
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Hall, Jake
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Environmental Control Manager
  • Hall, Nathan
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Hammond, Stephen
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Madisonville Branch - Environmental Control Supervisor
  • Hardymon, Caleb
    Tel: 502-782-0062

    Morehead Branch - Forester
  • Harp, Mike
    Tel: 502-782-7164

    Fire Equipment Acquisition, VFA grants, Firewise grants
  • Harrell, Ricky
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Madisonville Branch - Forester
  • Harvey, Matt
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Hayes, Kim
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Administrative Specialist
  • Hayes, Kerry
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Madisonville Branch - Administrative Specialist
  • Haywood, Matt
    Tel: 502-573-1085

    Frankfort Branch - Environmental Control Manager
  • Horsley, Philip
    Tel: 502-573-1085

    Frankfort Branch - Forester
  • Howard, Brandon
    Tel: 502-782-7166

    Director
  • Huffman, Sara
    Tel: 502-573-1085

    Frankfort Branch - Environmental Control Supervisor
  • Hunt, Jason
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Environmental Control Supervisor
  • Johnson, Charlie
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Johnson, Lem
    Tel: 606-337-3939

    Pineville Branch - Environmental Control Supervisor
  • Jones, Genelle
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Kenney, Anthony
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Environmental Control Supervisor
  • Knott, Suzy
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Inventory Forester
  • Knott, Bill
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Environmental Control Supervisor
  • Kull, Steve
    Tel: 502-782-7167

    Assistant Director
  • Leonard, Andrew
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Madisonville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Lyle, Ben
    Tel: 502-573-1085

    Frankfort Branch - Environmental Control Supervisor
  • Madden, James
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Magee, Kyle
    Tel: 502-573-1085

    Frankfort Branch - Forester
  • McGuire, Julie
    Tel: 502-573-1085

    Frankfort Branch - Administrative Specialist
  • McGuire, Adam
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • McNeal, Ed
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Forester
  • Meehan, Becky
    Tel: 502-782-7171

    Administrative Branch Manager
  • Mink, John
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Morgan, Robert
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Morris, James
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Madisonville Branch - Forester
  • Nielsen, Abe
    Tel: 502-782-7172

    Environmental Control Supervisor - Forest Health, Timber Harvest Compliance
  • Nightingale, Susan
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Oelschlager, Chris
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Madisonville Branch - Environmental Control Supervisor
  • Parnell, Ricky
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Pickering, Kristian
    Tel: 606-337-3939

    Pineville Branch - Environmental Control Supervisor
  • Porter, Chuck
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Madisonville Branch - Environmental Control Manager
  • Powell, Jason
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morgan County Nursery
  • Pyles, Kenny
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Quillen, Jane
    Tel: 606-337-3939

    Pineville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Radschweit, Kevin
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Environmental Control Supervisor
  • Rogers, Steven
    Tel: 502-229-8842

    Forestry Program Specialist - Forest Inventory and Analysis
  • Rogers, Tammy
    Tel: 270-206-2007

    Inventory Forester
  • Rogers, Stephen
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Madisonville Branch - Forester
  • Runner, Carl
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Madisonville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Saunders, Charlie
    Tel: 502-782-8667

    Environmental Control Manager - Forest Management
  • Saunier, Luke
    Tel: 502-573-1085

    Frankfort Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Schuster, Mark
    Tel: 859-257-6230

    Master Logger
  • Scott, Chris
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Shaw, Amanda
    Tel: 502-782-8665

    ProCard, Wireless Communications, Uniform
  • Shewmaker, Sarah
    Tel: 502-573-1085

    Frankfort Branch - Forester
  • Slone, Herman
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Slone, Robert
    Tel: 606-337-3939

    Pineville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Smith, Angie
    Tel: 502-782-7174

    Budget, Grants, Training, Travel
  • Smith, Tony
    Tel: 606-337-3939

    Pineville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Snyder, Pam
    Tel: 502-782-7184

    Environmental Control Supervisor - Stewardship, FIA, Urban Forestry
  • Stacy, Brenda
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Administrative Specialist
  • Stamper, Terry
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Stewart, Judy
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Office Coordinator
  • Stiltner, Kevin
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Stiltner, Ronnie
    Tel: 606-435-6073

    Hazard Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Strong, Matt
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Madisonville Branch - Forester
  • Terry, Chase
    Tel: 502-782-6462

    State Forests
  • Valentine, Nick
    Tel: 502-682-3706

    Inventory Forester
  • Watts, Allen
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • West, Stewart
    Tel: 502-782-7179

    Forest Resource Utilization
  • Wethington, John
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Wiedewitsch, Mark
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Environmental Control Supervisor
  • Wilburn, Missy
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Administrative Specialist
  • Wilkins, Belinda
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Williams, Beth
    Tel: 606-783-8625

    Morehead Branch - Forest Ranger Tech
  • Wolfe, Joyce
    Tel: 270-824-7527

    Madisonville Branch - Office Coordinator
  • Woodcock, Connie
    Tel: 270-465-5071

    Campbellsville Branch - Forester
  • York, Taylor
    Tel: 606-337-3939

    Pineville Branch - Forester
  • Young, John
    Tel: 606-337-3939

    Pineville Branch - Forest Ranger Tech

​NOW IN EFFECT: Bad Actors who have not paid their civil penalties or completed all site remediation must notify the appropriate Division of Forestry field office prior to beginning a timber harvest. 402 KAR 3:050. Learn More about Bad Actors Notice Provisions.