Monthly e-news for alumni, students, and friends of the department
July 2018
Robinson Forest – What’s New
By Jeff Stringer - All UK forestry students and many forestry and natural resource professionals have experienced Robinson Forest. For those that have not visited in a while, you would still recognize the place, same cabins, streams, roads, and fire tower. However, there are changes, some subtle and some not so much. The longer you have been away the more change you will notice. A few recent upgrades worth noting include: Read more
Forestry Students Hard at Work This Summer
In the last E-News, we featured several students in their summer jobs. This issue continues to highlight our students working throughout the country and the globe to gain valuable experience and help prepare them to be successful forestry professionals.

If you have jobs available for next summer that you would like to share with our students, contact Laura Lhotka ( ). She can share the job opportunities with our students and post the information to our online job board .
Cooper Leist
Intern at the Forestry Section of the Huai Hong Khrai Development Study Centre in Thailand
I am interning with the Forestry Section of the Huai Hong Khrai Development Study
Centre in Thailand. I am assisting in recording data and monitoring the progress of the recovering forest.
Dan Eaton
Forestry intern at Resource Management Service, LLC in Georgetown, SC
This summer I am cruising timber on lands managed by RMS. This information is used by foresters at the office to inform management decisions.
Sarah Hays
Research intern with the UK Forest Health Center and UK Forestry Extension in Lexington, KY
I am working with UK's Forest Health Center to conduct research on the phenology of common invasive species to our region, such as wintercreeper and honeysuckle. I am also assisting UK Forestry Extension coordinating a program aimed at educating and empowering private landowners to be effective advocates for sustainable woodland stewardship in their communities.
Graduate Student Highlight - Jonathan Matthews
This week’s graduate student highlight is Jonathan Matthews, a second year M.S. student from Louisville, Kentucky working with Drs. Matthew Springer and John Cox. Jonathan did his undergraduate work at UK, majoring in Natural Resources and Environmental Science. Jonathan’s graduate work is focused on white-tailed deer influences on agricultural systems in western Kentucky. Jonathan is the current president of the Forestry and Natural Resource Graduate Student Association. As a professional, Jonathan wants to continue working with wildlife management and conservation biology.
Forestry Alumni We Need Your Help
We need help locating some of our forestry alumni. If you are in touch with any of your classmates, can you check to see if they are receiving our E-News? We would like to keep our alumni up to date on our activities and upcoming events such as the Forestry Alumni Weekend Bash . If you know of alumni or friends/supporters that would like to receive the E-News, email Laura Lhotka ( ). You can also sign up online to receive the E-News.
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September 28, 2018
October 13-14, 2018
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