State Nature Preserves Commission to present Volunteer Steward Award at quarterly meeting Dec. 14

The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission will hold its final 2017 quarterly meeting on Dec. 14, beginning at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in Training Room B of the Sower Building, 300 Sower Blvd., in Frankfort. Staff presentations will include “Rare Plants of the Cumberland Plateau” by Martina Hines and Tara Littlefield, and “Developing the Kentucky Biological Assessment Tool” by...

Kentucky State Nature Preserves adds additional 124 acres on Pine Mountain in Harlan County

The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC) has conserved an additional 124 acres on Pine Mountain in Harlan County along the Little Shepard Trail. The Hi Lewis State Nature Preserve now conserves a total of 427 acres of Kentucky’s natural heritage. This tract adds additional rock outcrops that support the extremely rare “pine barrens” habitat. Named for the stream that drains the...

Brigadoon State Nature Preserve site for hike to commemorate 40th anniversary of Earth Day

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC) invites guests to join Ecologist Brian Yahn for a guided nature hike at Brigadoon State Nature Preserve (SNP) in Barren County, on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 10 a.m. CDT. Hikers will enjoy the spring wildflowers, identify many native plant species and participate in natural setting discussions. Participants should arrive prepared for a 1.5-to-2-hour...

Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission to meet March 12, discuss troubled pollinators

The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC) will conduct a public meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 12, in the E/F conference room of the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort.   (Creative Commons Photo) During the meeting, there will be a presentation by KSNPC Invertebrate Biologist Ellis Laudermilk entitled, “Pollinators in Trouble: The Need...

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission sets year-end public meeting for Dec. 11

Freshwater mussels filter the water in Kentucky streams yet have become the most imperiled group of animals in the U.S. Their demise will be discussed by Sue Bruenderman on Dec. 11 (Creative Commons Photo)   The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC) will conduct its public year-end meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the E/F conference room of the Franklin County Cooperative...

Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission to conduct public meeting, establish preserve

The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission will conduct a public meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, in the E/F conference room of the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office.   The office is located at 101 Lakeview Court in Frankfort.   The meeting will include a presentation by KSNPC staff and the establishment of Kentucky’s 62nd preserve, Lone Oak Glade in Grayson...