Founded in 1975, the mission of the Kentucky Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters of Kentucky on which all life depends. The Nature Conservancy envisions a future for Kentucky where we all enjoy clean air and water, productive working lands, and accessible forests, rivers and parks. The KNC currently has 5 offices spread throughout the state that enable them to have a strong local presence in almost all areas of Kentucky. Along with these local offices are fellow colleagues in every state and over 40 countries around the world. While the work here in Kentucky is centered around local projects this work advances the national and global objectives of the Conservancy. Some key areas of work in Kentucky include:
- Pine Mountain
- Green River
- Mississippi River Bayous
- Licking River
- Rockcastle River
- Kentucky River Palisades
Nature Conservancy properties in central Kentucky that you can visit include:
- Sally Brown, Crutcher and Earl Wallace Nature Preserves
- Dupree Nature Preserve
- Jim Beam Nature Preserve
- A complete list of Kentucky Nature Preserves can be found here.
To learn more about the Kentucky Nature Conservancy visit their website.