"SCC is pleased to help TNC protect this important river-front tract along the Green River," said Jeff Jones, Executive Director of SCC. "While the upper Green River watershed is normally not an area where SCC works in Kentucky, acquisition of this parcel by SCC will complement the land
protection work underway there by TNC, Western Kentucky University, Kentucky Wild Rivers program and others. The work these organizations are doing will have long-term benefits in this ecologically-important watershed and we appreciate the opportunity to be a part of that success.”
Southern Conservation Corp. is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 to assist federal, state, and local agencies with the acquisition of important wildlife habitats in an effort to protect native flora and fauna, especially endangered and other rare species. SCC also acquires properties that are significantly degraded and works with federal, state, and local agency partners to restore and enhance those properties in an effort to provide high quality wildlife habitats.
About The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky
The Mission of The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since opening its doors in Kentucky in 1975, The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky has protected almost 45,000 acres of diverse habitat throughout the state, including more than 8,000 acres by direct ownership and 6,500 acres by conservation easements. During this time, we have also helped to conserve more than 100,000 acres of additional lands and waters throughout the Commonwealth in partnership with corporations, government agencies, conservation organizations and private landowners, partnerships made possible by support of a loyal and dedicated membership.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.