Summer 2010

Volume 19 No. 2

Congratulations, Ken!

Ken Day retired from the US Forest Service  June 1, 2010. Ken’s Forest Service career spanned over 35 years and found him in many locations. Over the course of his career, Ken worked in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and West Virginia. Ken has been on the Hoosier National Forest since 1990 when he came as the Natural Resources Officer on the, then, Wayne-Hoosier National Forest. Ken became Acting Forest Supervisor for the Hoosier in 1993, and was appointed to the position in 1995.

Under Ken’s leadership the Hoosier gained over 10,800 acres through an active acquisition program. Additionally the Forest restored 567 acres of wetlands and developed 265 miles of designated trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, during Ken’s tenure as Forest Supervisor. Throughout his career, Ken put a lot of value in working with partners and groups outside of the Forest Service. Ken has worked with the National Wild Turkey Federation, Indiana Society of American Foresters, Indiana Hardwood Lumberman’s Association, and the Woodland Stewart Institute.

Ken has served on the Woodland Steward Board of Directors since 1998 when the US Forest Service became a member organization. Ken has been an active participant on the committee and he and his staff have contributed numerous articles over the years. The Woodland Steward Institute would like to thank Ken for all of his hard work and dedication to private woodland owners across the state.

Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for all you have done for forestry in Indiana.