Kentucky Natural Lands Trust

KNLT is working to protect, connect and restore wildlands, large forest tracts and migratory corridors. Efforts began with the preservation of Blanton Forest, expanded to the Pine Mountain Wildlands Corridor, and now include a range of conservation projects. KNLT uses a wide variety of tools to conserve natural areas and to work with forest landowners.

KNLT focuses its efforts on wildlands, migratory corridors, large forest tracts and critical natural areas. Our conservation methods include direct purchase of properties, acceptance of donated properties, purchase or gifts of conservation easements, and life estates. Properties must have substantial or outstanding natural lands or biodiversity protection values for KNLT to consider any of these options.

KNLT’s efforts are primarily focused within the Pine Mountain Wildlands Corridor and the Bernheim-Fort Knox Wildlands Corridor. We collaborate with a variety of conservation partners to protect lands elsewhere around the state. If we cannot fit a land protection proposal into our priorities we will try to network landowners with one of our partner organizations who would fit the request.

Contact Kentucky Natural Lands Trust

Hugh Archer
Executive Director
433 Chestnut St
Berea, Kentucky  40403-1510
Toll Free: (877) 367-5658
Fax: (859) 986-1299


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee

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