The United States Forest Service (USFS) plans to log 9,800 acres (15.3 square miles) across 256 stands in the Jellico Mountain area of Daniel Boone National Forest in Whitley and McCreary Counties in southern Kentucky.
The Jellico Project area is bounded by the following roads and landmarks:
- North: KY-92 and KY-628 (Wolf Creek Road)
- East: KY-2996 (Wolf Creek River Road) and US Highway 25W
- South: Kentucky-Tennessee border
- West: KY-1470 (Osborn Creek Road) and CR-1127 (Little Rock Creek Road)
Two-dimensional maps are useful, but they can be misleading when trying to visualize the effect of logging on steep, mountainous terrain like the Jellico Mountains. A logging tract nearby on the map might not even be visible because it’s on the other side of a mountain ridge, whereas a more distant logging tract might loom prominently in a resident’s view. Thus, we have created a comprehensive set of detailed three-dimensional maps that bring to life the large, flat USFS project area map.
The 3D maps are visual approximations for illustrative purposes only.
Be sure to visit the U.S. Forest Service website for official maps on the Jellico Vegetation Management project.
We created the 3D maps using the MapRight app. Mountain view maps are from the perspective of a drone at about 100-500 feet elevation. Sky view maps are from about 500-5000 feet elevation. Actual view from the ground will be different and could be obscured by trees, buildings, and mountains.
Yellow private property lines and landowner names are typically provided by the local Property Valuation Administrator (PVA).
Logging areas were drawn by hand from USFS maps of the Jellico Vegetation Management Project #63037 and are generally accurate to within +/- 5%.
We know from personal experience the PVA maps and USFS maps do not always match actual surveyed boundaries. Thus, the map may show proposed logging areas spilling over onto private property. Homeowners bordering proposed logging areas should strongly consider having their property officially surveyed to establish legal boundaries before the logging begins.
Please contact us if you are a local resident who wishes to see more 3D maps around your property.
Maps are complete for the populated areas. Contact us if you’d like to see a map not shown here.
Wolf Creek River Road:
7. Ridner Branch
Jellico Creek Road – East Side:
Jellico Valley Overview
12. Bailey Branch (addresses 3500-4000)
13. Ross Branch (4000-4500)
14. Jellico Wash East 1 (4500-5300)
15. Jellico Wash East 2 (5300-5800)
16. NFSR 6290 Facing East (5900)
17. Jellico Wash East 3 (6000-7000)
18. NFSR 6274 (7000-8500)
33. KY-92 (near KY-1044)
37. Hayes Creek (Little Rock Creek Rd, Judy Redden Ln, Dupey Rd)