KY Master Logger Program

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The Kentucky Master Logger Program is designed to enhance the logger’s ability to operate efficiently within the framework of constantly changing environmental and safety regulations.

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New BMP Requirements

In the early part of 2017 new logging BMP minimum requirements will be in effect (click here for a copy of the requirements). The important changes to the minimum requirements are highlighted in the brochure “2017 Logging BMP Changes”. Click here or on the image for the brochure.

Please make copies and distribute as needed including providing links on appropriate websites. Kentucky Division of Foresty county rangers are also passing these brochures out during inspections. The completed Field Guide to Logging BMP Minimum Requirements is being printed and will be sent to all Kentucky Master Loggers the first part of 2017 and made available online.  KML CEC courses on the changes are also being planned for 2017.

 

2016 3-day Program schedule is complete and the Continuing Education should be complete by the middle of of December.

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

 

Entire State Quarantined
to Contain Emerald Ash Borer

Effective immediately April 3, 2014, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) expanded the list of regulated areas for the emerald ash borer (EAB) to include the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky. APHIS is taking this action in response to the detection of EAB in widely separated locations in Kentucky. APHIS previously regulated only a portion of Kentucky due to the establishment and enforcement of equivalent state quarantines. Kentucky, however, has rescinded its EAB quarantine, so APHIS is adding all of Kentucky to the APHIS list of regulated areas to prevent the spread of EAB to other states.

To report a possible infestation, call the EAB hotline at 1-866-322-4512, or the Kentucky state emtomologist's office at 859-257-5838. For the latest on emerald ash borer in Kentucky, go to http://pest.ca.uky.edu/EXT/EAB/welcome.html. For more information about the emerald ash borer, go to www.emeraldashborer.info

Related Publications:
EAB Industry Note June 2009 (pdf)
EAB Industry Note July 2009
(pdf)
EAB Industry Note August 2009 (pdf)
EAB Industry Note August 2009
(pdf)

Master Logger Office Accepting Credit Cards
The Master Logger Office now accepts Visa and Mastercard for payment for its programs. Please call 859-257-6230 to pay with a credit card.