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NEW LOGGING BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

The Logging Best Management Practices (BMP's) changes for Kentucky are still in the process of being approved by the Legislature and will go into effect around April 1.  A brochure has been developed that summarizes the changes and can be viewed by clicking here  The changes will be enforced on logging jobs once the BMP's are approved and KFIA will keep members updated on the timeline.

     
Upcoming Events
 TitleCategory 
Purchase Regional MeetingMay 23 - KY Dam VillageDownload
Wm. H. Steele Memorial ScholarshipApplication attachedDownload
2017 KY Wood ExpoExhibitor GuideDownload
KY Master Logger 3-day CourseOngoing - view website for dates/locationsDownload
KML - Continuing EducationOngoing - view website for dates/locationsDownload
     
Kentucky Forestry Economic Impact Report 2015

  Kentucky Forestry Economic Contribution Report 2016
       Click here to download the 2016 Impact Report

  Kentucky plays a pivotal role in providing forest products to the U.S. and beyond; the forestry  
  sector is a major economic force in the commonwealth. Estimates of the economic contribution and
  related 2016 statistics include:

   * $9 billion in direct economic contribution.
   * $14.4 billion in total economic contributions a 1% decrease over 2015.
   * 27,740 jobs in the forest industry and an estimated 60,225 jobs overall.
   * 722 facilities located in 110 of Kentucky's 120 counties, gaining 9 facilities since 2015.

Sawmills and secondary wood manufacturing were estimated to show increases in direct revenues in 2016; together they are responsible for $3.4 billion in direct revenues, an increase of over $500 million from 2015.

Sawlog production estimated at 746,000 board feet, down slightly compared to 2015, with growth still outpacing removals 2:1. Kentucky remains one of the leaders in hardwood sawlog production in the U.S.

Exports decreased slightly to $283 million, with barrels (new and used) and white oak lumber still the number 1 and 2 exports. Europe remains the top destination for our exports followed closely by Asia.

Hardwood sawlog delivered prices for most major species were mixed compared to 2015.

The closing of the Verso pulp and paper facility in Wickliffe resulted in a functional collapse of pulpwood markets in western KY which helps explain the decline of more than $20 million in the logging sector compared to 2015.

  

 
     

Kentucky Wood Expo
Sept. 15 & 16,
2017
Masterson Station Park - Lexington, KY
 For more information - click on logo 

 

 

Kentucky Chapter Log A Load for Kids - forest industries
charity that benefits Kentucky Children's Hospital
Click on logo for more information

 

 

 
KFIA SPOTLIGHT

     

 

 
KFIA Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT: KFIA exists to preserve the traditions, markets and  influence of all the organizations benefiting from Kentucky’s forest resources.  KFIA promotes, protects, and enhances the welfare of the commonwealth’s forest products stakeholders.

VISION:  KFIA is “The Association” of the forest products industry, service providers and landowners that reside or conduct business in Kentucky.  KFIA is a necessary investment of the forest resource stakeholder because of the robust services and benefits provided by the association.

VALUES: Accountability & Responsibility: Members are expected to conduct their business using sound ethical practices and be good steward of Kentucky’s forest resources.

Improvement & Innovation: Support initiatives that lead to continued improvement and innovation.

Responsible Forestry: Preserve members’ freedom to shape their future and defend stakeholders from unnecessary regulation.                                   

Education: Pursue educational opportunities to improve the wellness of membership and effectively inform the general public.  


Contact the KFIA Staff:    

     Bob Bauer, Executive Director  Bob@kfia.org
     Michele Brewer, Administrative Assistant 
Michele@kfia.org