Kentucky Woodlands E-News 
January 2016  
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For those who own, care for, and depend on Kentucky's Woodlands

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March 8-10, 2016
Kentucky Woodlands Owners Association Annual Meeting
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April 2, 2016
Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop
Clifty Falls
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April 5 - 7, 2016
Kentucky Forest Industries Association Annual Meeting
Louisville
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Ky Woodlands E-News
Kentucky Woodlands E-News is published by the University of Kentucky Forestry Extension group. This periodic E-News will share up-to-date information about programs and other items of interest to woodland owners, the wood industry, and those that want to learn more about the amazing woodland resource in Kentucky.
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Happy New Year from 
UK Forestry Extension!
We hope everyone had a great holiday season and your 2016 
is off to a great start. On behalf of the whole UK Forestry Extension team we wanted to thank those that own, care for, and support Kentucky's forest resources as well as those that create the many useful products from those resources. Your contributions to Kentucky are important!  Thank you!
Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop: April 2
UK Forestry Extension, Ohio State Forestry Extension, and Ohio River Valley Woodland & Wildlife Workshop Purdue Forestry & Natural Resources Extension have joined forces to host the 2016 Ohio River Valley Woodland & Wildlife Workshop. This educational workshop is designed to provide woodland owners with forestry and wildlife related educational programs from 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. This is a great workshop with many educational programs to choose from-don't miss out on this workshop! You can register by clicking here and learn more about the program by visiting http://tristatewoods.ca.uky.edu/
Join FERN (Forest Education
and Research Network)
There is a new group forming that woodland owners as well as those with an interest in trees and woodlands should consider
joining. The Forest Education and Research Network (FERN)
was established to improve our understanding and management of both public forests and privately owned woodlands and is a joint effort of the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry, Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, the Forest Health Research and Education Center, and interested citizens. FERN members will have the opportunity to participate in a range of different activities, from helping in scientific research, to educational workshops, to testing new forestry tools. For more information click here or contact Dr. Ellen Crocker at e.crocker@uky.edu.
Tax Tips for Woodland Owners 
Are you getting ready to file your taxes yet?  Did you have any activity on your woodland that has tax implications?  U.S. Forest Service specialist Linda Wang has released the Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2015 Tax Year annual bulletin that can be found here.  In addition to this valuable document, Dr. Wang will be offering a one-hour webinar that will cover the rules for timber tax reporting, including the latest law changes on January 22 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Bring your tax questions and get answers by attending the webinar by visiting this linkMake sure to check out these valuable resources BEFORE you file your 2015 taxes and feel free to pass it along to your tax preparer as well.
Forestry Fall Webinar Series
Recordings ONLINE
If you happened to miss one or more of the 2015 UK
Forestry Fall Webinar Series webinars, the recordings are now
available by clicking here.
The topics covered in the latest series include: "Tree Identification", "Landowners and Federally Protected Species: What you Need to Know", "Are Your Woodlands Healthy?", "Timber Harvesting and Sales", and "Impacts of Wildfire on Woodlands".  Recordings of these webinars and previous ones can be viewed by clicking here. We are in the process of planning the next series of forestry-related webinars so please let us know what you would like to see in future webinars by emailing Billy Thomas at billy.thomas@uky.edu.