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egetation typical of streamhead seeps found at Frances J. Palk SNP ~ photo by KSNPC staff

Frances Johnson Palk State Nature Preserve

Location: Pulaski County
Size: 238 acres
Access: Access for research onlyResearch Only

Purchased with Assistance of:  
* East Kentucky Power Cooperative
The Nature Conservancy 
* Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund

Link to Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund
Frances Johnson Palk State Nature Preserve was dedicated on July 9, 2002 and is located in Pulaski County. Discovered in 1998 by KSNPC biologists, this 238-acre preserve contains a series of acid seep communities that can rarely be seen in Kentucky. These small wetlands are formed by seeps found at the heads of several small streams. Although much of the preserve is dominated by upland forest, over 70 species of plants occur within the bogs, several of which are considered rare. This preserve was acquired with a generous contribution from East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. and the assistance of The Nature Conservancy.

Access is by written permission only.