Appalachian Sustainable Forest Center
ASFC seeks to collect, develop, share, discuss, and disseminate information on threatened public and private forestland. We define sustainable forestry as an approach managing our forest resources to meet the needs we have today without interfering with our future generations' needs. Our land ethics are based on the recognition that all living beings depend on the earth's limited resources to sustain life, so we must respect the needs and rights of future generations to the same resources.
The forest management demonstration center is:
- located within Daniel Boone National Forest
- comprised of 32 acres of sustainable forest with over 80 varieties of hardwood and softwood trees
- near the geographic center of the Mixed Mesophytic Forest
- located on the banks of the Rockcastle River
- a trail head for a four mile scenic nature trail
- located in the Kentucky Trail Town of Livingston
- the home of the Mary J. Fritsche Nature Center, organic garden, and several recycled materials and cordwood low-cost demonstration buildings, featuring solar energy, rainwater use systems, a laboratory, and learning center.