Photos from the Town Meeting

Thanks to the U.S. Forest Service, Kentucky Heartwood, and the hundred members of our community who turned out on November 17 for our town meeting on the Jellico Logging Project. And special thanks to the Whitley County Extension Office for allowing the community to use its space. Here are some photos from the event:

Citizens looking at the project area map to see how it affects their neighborhood
Gigi Lay opened the meeting with a blessing
Theresa Martin did a great job organizing and leading the meeting
U.S. Forest Service Stearns District Ranger Tim Reed explained the project timeline and objectives.
U.S. Forest Service Stearns District Silviculturist John Hull is leading the project. He shared the types of treatments and forest age classes.
Kentucky Heartwood Ecologist Jim Scheff discussed landslides and flooding that can occur from logging projects
Timekeeper Ally Lynch made sure everyone had their time to speak
Over two dozen citizens like Brandon Bowlin shared their opinion at the meeting while everyone listened respectfully