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Kentucky’s wealth of natural resources offers a bounty of learning opportunities. The Kentucky Forest Leadership Program, June 4-9, provides a hands-on learning experience in forestry, entomology and wildlife for students entering their junior or senior year of high school.

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It may feel urban or suburban to many, but the plants, animals and fungi found in cities and towns make up a unique ecosystem. Research shows urban forests benefit built-up areas not only environmentally, but also socially and economically. As in all forests, herbaceous plants and trees are vital to a functional urban forest, and this will be the focus of two public seminars hosted by the University of Kentucky Urban Forest Initiative.

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