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Exploring Old Growth Forest in Historic Harlan County

Forested mountain view

Kentucky’s Harlan County, perhaps best known for its mining history, is also home to a wonderful old-growth forest preserve with several hiking trails.

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Citizen Science in Appalachia

kid holding beetle trap

From monitoring the health of local waterways to tracking the changing seasons, people from all walks of life are seizing the opportunity to participate in scientific projects.

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Volunteers Identify Old-Growth Forest

Doug Wood

Volunteers with the Old-Growth Forest Network scout out stands of old-growth forest throughout the country to protect the unique forest habitats these trees provide.

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