The Kentucky River Palisades project encompasses about 100 river miles, stretching from Clays Ferry in Madison County to Frankfort in Franklin County. It’s a unique region boasting deep gorges, wet weather springs, caves, limestone outcrops and variations in slope exposure.
The proximity of the Kentucky River Palisades to the city of Lexington and other metropolitan areas presents challenges and opportunities related to protecting a unique landscape which provides both critical wildlife habitat as well as a place for people to live, work and recreate. Here’s how we’re tackling these issues.
See why the Kentucky River Palisades represents a priority for the Conservancy.
Engaging stakeholders in big picture thinking that includes the needs of people, wildlife and natural landscapes.
Preserve monitor and conservation buyer Ken Brooks shares some history and insights about the natural features making this area so special.
Partnering with County Government pays off.
This is a place that gives back as much as it receives.
See what generosity and a long-term vision can achieve.
The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky assisted with acquiring some of the acreage at one of the largest protected natural areas in the region.
Leaving a legacy to her family and to future generations.
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Crutcher
Marking a 50th Wedding Anniversary with a nature preserve.
Ken & Vicki Brooks
Buying and protecting a conservation property for the long-term.
Volunteering to monitor a special part of the Palisades landscape.