Hill Memorial Forest (CHMF) is a 305-acre educational and research
woodland that is managed by Campbellsville
University as a regional center for environmental education
and research on eastern deciduous forests. We promote conservation
by increasing public awareness of the aesthetic, recreational and economic
importance of forests. We
believe that forests can be managed in ways that will allow their
sustained use for all those values man derives from them. We believe
that our best hope for achieving sustainability lies in inclusive education
that is founded on research. So we welcome those would use CHMF for
educational or research purposes. Drag the picture below to see a panoramic view from the back deck of the Joan White Howell Environmental Center.
is the forest located?
is located in the rolling hills of south central Kentucky, 8 miles
northwest of Campbellsville in Taylor
County. CHMF is conveniently reached from
Campbellsville by taking KY 289 to the North at its intersection with
KY55/US 68. Driving Directions
can use CHMF?
CHMF, as a natural trust for the people of
Kentucky and for others who
pass through. CHMF
can be used by public and private educational
institutions as an outdoor
laboratory and teaching resource. Scouting
groups can hike the
trails at CHMF and take part in various weekend
merit badge studies.
Farmers and woodlot owners can come to CHMF for
recreation or to have a
look at management strategies being used at the
forest. Individuals who are willing to follow
CHMF rules, can visit the forest for
weekend walks, nature study,
recreation or renewal. We hope you enjoy
your visit. All
visitors must leave CHMF by dusk.
managed by personnel from the Department of Biology of the Natural
Science Division of Campbellsville University in accordance with the Clay Hill Mission Statement. The principle
responsibility for management of CHMF is vested in an independent Board
of Advisors whose members are noted authorities in
forestry, forest ecology, environmental education and conservation.