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New BMP Changes In Effect 
On January 1, 2017 loggers will be required to implement a few changes to the BMPs they have using since July of 2000 when logging inspections started. Forest industry can help get them ready. To get loggers up to speed UK Forestry is direct mailing all Kentucky Master Loggers information on the changes in the next issue of the LogJam Newsletter. This summer we also have 
scheduled 6 Master Logger advanced BMP training sessions that they can attend (see below). Again information on these trainings has been direct mailed to them and information on the trainings will be in the LogJam newsletter. Forest industry can play a role with helping the loggers by encouraging them to attend the trainings. Please circulate the registration form for these classes by clicking here. Loggers can also go to to get further information and register.
  • June 28 - Breathitt Co., Clayhole - UK Robinson Forest
  • June 30 - Henry Co., New Castle - Cooperative Extension Service Office
  • July 26 - Marshall Co., Benton - Cooperative Extension Service Office
  • July 28 - Fleming Co., Flemingsburg - Cooperative Extension Service Office
  • August 11 - Grayson Co., Leitchfield - Cooperative Extension Service Office
  • August 16 - Casey Co., Liberty - Cooperative Extension Service Office
UK Forestry will also be developing some fall workshops for foresters on the BMP changes. These will be conducted at UKs Robinson Forest the site of the research that resulted in many of the changes. In the meantime please pass information along to loggers about the upcoming advanced BMP trainings. 
Increased Inspection of US Logs in China
China has placed additional inspections and reporting on all species of logs due to a supposed finding of black turpentine beetle in a shipment of pine. These more intensive inspections are supposed to last 6 months, so be prepared for increased scrutiny. Click here for information sheet.
Very Important Primary Industry
Timber Product Output Surveys in Progress
The Kentucky Division of Forestry (TPO) survey for Kentucky log and residue use is underway. This survey is in cooperation with the US Forest Service and is conducted every 2 years. This information is incredibly useful for annual the annual Kentucky Forest Economic Report generated by the University of Kentucky Forestry Extension, as well as showing that our forests are growing more timber than is being cut. Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated!
For additional information, contact Stewart West, KDF Utilization and Marketing Specialist, or Steve Rogers FIA/FRU Specialist at 502-564-4496. 
KFIA Regional Meetings Near You
June 14 - Tuesday - North Central Region - LaGrange, KY
July 13 - Wednesday - Southeast Region - London, KY
August 4 - Thursday - Northeast Region - Morehead, KY
August 23 - Tuesday -Western Region - Central City, KY

Profitable Operation of Small 
Sawmills Workshop
Wood Education & Resource Center
Princeton, West Virginia
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
Register cost is cost $40. Click here to register.
Interested in State Tax Incentives?
Interested in expanding your business or number of employees while gaining helpful tax credits from the state. Check into the Kentucky Business Investment (KBI) Program, through the Cabinet for Economic Development. Click here to find out more about this program click here.
To find out about Kentucky family owned, GreenTree Forest Products and their investment in Rowan and Fleming County click here.
May 2016
University of Kentucky
Department of Forestry
Contacts You Need: 


Chad NIman,
Bobby Ammerman,

Terry Conners

Jeff Stringer,

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