The essential goal of AppalFor is to collect, develop, discuss, and disseminate information on sustainable forestry online. Sustainable forestry may be defined as an approach to forest utilization and management that recognizes:

The main objective of sustainable forestry is to establish a strong land-ethic as the basis for the management and utilization of forests in Appalachia, and to use science, as moderated by the concepts of appropriate technology, to provide the forest commodities and amenities needed by society. AppalFor serves as a clearinghouse,  providing  the opportunity to share knowledge, ideas and experiences. AppalFor is also functions as a network to alert individuals of specific threats to sustainable forestry, and may ultimately function as a vehicle to support cooperative responses to issues and situations.

Features of AppalFor include:

  • AppalFor's Reading Room
  • Text files from other Internet sites
  • Original papers and bibliographies of relevant topics
  • Kentucky ForestWatch, connecting public interest groups with the Daniel Boone National Forest planning program and alternative plans
  • Menu of links to other Internet sites
  • MISC: Education
  • Search topics within AppalFor
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     Updated February 29, 2004 (rev. 3/22/2015) by Janet E. Powell