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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Land Protection Options

Anglin Falls at John B. Stephenson Memorial Forest SNP ~ photo by Thomas G. BarnesHigh-quality natural areas, containing rare plant and animal species or relatively undisturbed natural communities, are becoming increasingly imperiled throughout the Commonwealth. Therefore, a critically important aspect of the commission’s mandate is working with public and private landowners to ensure the protection of ecologically significant land in Kentucky. Land protection actions by the commission are always undertaken with the full cooperation and agreement of landowners. For owners of qualifying natural areas, the commission offers a variety of land protection options, including acquisition of land or conservation easements, dedication of public or private property as a state nature preserve and enrollment in the Natural Areas Registry program. Anyone interested in discussing land protection possibilities should contact the commission's land protection specialist at 502-573-2886.

Additional information:
· Acquisition
· Dedication
· Natural Areas Registry