Department Chair: Dr. Jeffrey W. Stringer
The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is one of fourteen academic departments in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. It was established in 1969 with primary responsibility for academics, extension, and research programs in forest and wildland natural resources. The faculty of the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources are located on the Lexington Campus in the T.P. Cooper Building and at the Robinson Substation in Quicksand, KY. Additional facilities at Robinson Forest (in Breathitt, Knott and Perry Counties) and the Wood Utilization Center (Quicksand, KY) support academic programs of the department. The faculty within the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources represent a diverse array of disciplines and programs.
The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources was known as the Department of Forestry before 2017.