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Species & Natural Community Reports


  
  
  
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collapse Reports : 01. Species and Community Reports ‎(3)
Rare & Extirpated Species & Natural Communities of KentuckyMay 2012
A listing of rare species monitored by the Kentucky Natural Heritage Program sorted by organism type and listing the scientific name, common name, state status and federal status of the organism. The report also includes a list of extirpated species. This is the most current list of statuses available and represents an updated version of the formal list last published in 2010.
 
Additional Species & Natural Community Reports
 Rare & Extirpated Species & Natural Communities of Kentucky (abridged KAS) (Dec 2010) – Abridged version KSNPC’s list published in the Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science. Previous list:    2000 list 
 
 Monitored Species & Natural Communities of Kentucky with Habitat & Numbers of Occurrences by EO Rank (December 2015) - Similar to the Monitored & Extirpated Species & Natural Communities of Kentucky report above, except this report also includes a general description of the preferred habitat of the species, if known, and the number of occurrences on record in our database by element occurrences (eo) rank.
County Report of Monitored Species & Natural Communities of KentuckyDecember 2015
A listing of species and exemplary natural communities monitored in the Kentucky Natural Heritage Program database, sorted by county. Listings include the taxonomic group, scientific name, common name, state and federal statuses, heritage program G (global) and S (state) ranks (both are indices of a species' rarity), and a breakdown of the number of extant, historic, obscure, extirpated and unmappable records we have in the database for a particular species.
 
Additional County Report formats:
County Report Data File (January 2016) - County data are also available in a single text file for use with database and GIS applications. The data are in a comma delimited text file format. These data are restricted from redistribution and are intended for the end user’s internal use only, and by downloading this file, you agree to not distribute this data in any form. To download right click the link and select "Save Target As".
 
 County Report of Monitored Species & Natural Communities of Kentucky with Habitat Included (December 2015)  - The county report with a general description of the preferred habitat of the species, if known.
 
Federally Listed Species, Proposed Listings & CandidatesDecember 2015
List of species that are Federally Listed, Proposed for Listing and Candidates for Listing in Kentucky.
collapse Reports : 02. Biennial & Technical Reports ‎(3)
KSNPC's Biennial ReportJan. 2015
The report features the commission's ongoing work to inventory and monitor rare species and ecological communities, preserve the few remaining undisturbed natural areas and educate Kentuckians on the value of nature preserves and biodiversity protection.   2013 Biennial Report  2011 Biennial Report |  2009 Biennial Report |  2007 Biennial Report |  2005 Biennial Report |  2003 Biennial Report
Executive Summary of 2015 Biennial ReportExecutive Summary of 2015 Biennial ReportJan. 2015

​It features the Commission’s many significant accomplishments and provides recommendations for advancing the protection of our natural lands and biological treasures. It also highlight some of our greatest challenges, including having only two stewardship staff to manage 64 state nature preserves totaling 27,663 acres.

Rare Plant Legislation ReportJan. 2010
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission's Report on Kentucky's Native Flora, Status and Trends in Rare Plants. Submitted to Governor Ernie Fletcher and the 2006 Kentucky General Assembly. Legislation related to this can be found at Kentucky Revised Statutes - KRS Chapter 146.600 - 146.619.