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Short's Goldenrod, a federally listed endangered plant ~ KSNPC photo by Nicholas Drozda

Short's Goldenrod State Nature Preserve

Location: Ballard County
Size: 458 acres
Access: Access for research onlyResearch Only

Owner/Manager:
* KSNPC
Purchased with Assistance of:  
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
* Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund

Link to Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund
 
Originally dedicated Dec. 8, 2004, today this 210-acre natural area in Fleming County protects a significant occurrence of the federally endangered Short’s goldenrod (Solidago shortii). Other than a recently discovered population near the Blue River in southern Indiana, all documented occurrences of this endemic species are from a two-square-mile area around Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park covering portions of three counties (Fleming, Nicholas and Robertson) in Kentucky. The preserve will be managed to enhance habitat for the goldenrod. 

Access is by written permission only.