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  • Page 1 of TNC in Kentucky's magazine insert with a yellow and black bird at the top and text underneath.

    2024: Spring Magazine

    Learn everything you need to know about spotting birds in your Kentucky backyard or at one of our preserves.

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  • The cover of TNC in Kentucky's 2023 Annual Report.

    Kentucky 2023 Impact Report

    Looking back on a year of conservation accomplishments in Kentucky, with a focus on continuing impactful work in our state.

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  • A river meanders through tree lined hillsides in Kentucky.

    Kentucky Field Notes Fall/Winter 2023

    In this issue, we celebrate the acquisition of the Fern Lake property near Middlesboro, provide updates on our Louisville conservation projects, and share results from our wetland restoration study in western Kentucky.

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  • An aerial illustration of green forests on a mountain.

    Kentucky 2022 Impact Report

    Annual Report

    Our 2022 Impact Report features Kentucky's biggest conservation successes throughout the year.

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  • A large river dam with water flowing over it.

    Kentucky 2021 Year in Review

    Annual Report

    Read all about Kentucky's conservation success stories in 2021.

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  • A green and purple bird spreads its wings while standing on a rock.

    Kentucky Field Notes Spring/Summer 2023

    Newsletter

    In this issue, we feature several stories on forest restoration, from prescribed fire to reforestation.

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  • A bulldozer works at a dam removal site in a river.

    Kentucky Field Notes Fall/Winter 2022

    Newsletter

    In this issue, we tell the full story of conservation--including the challenges. We also feature a dam removal and a new agricultural technology for cover crops.

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  • Small white flowers on the forest floor.

    Kentucky Field Notes Spring/Summer 2022

    Newsletter

    Learn about a recent elk research project on the Ataya property, a new mapping tool for controlled burns and an exciting new solar project in eastern Kentucky.

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  • An aerial photo of a river bending around a forest.

    Kentucky Campaign Impact Report

    Annual Report

    Celebrate the most successful campaign in TNC Kentucky's history with this impact report. You'll learn about the key conservation projects your support made possible.

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  • A short waterfall in a densely wooded forest.

    Kentucky 2020 Year in Review

    Annual Report

    Read about the conservation gains Kentucky made in 2020.

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    Kentucky Nature News Fall 2022

    Newsletter

    Learn about the Green Heart Project's tree plantings, and a cleanup at Coach Cave.

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  • Sunlight enters a fall forest.

    Kentucky Field Notes Fall/Winter 2021

    Newsletter

    Celebrate Our Kentucky campaign's unprecedented success and learn more about the removal of Green River Lock and Dam #5, the Appalachians and a new round of funding for the largest wetland restoration project in state history!

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  • A youth sits in a field and studies flowers.

    Kentucky Field Notes Spring/Summer 2021

    Newsletter

    Learn about new trails at our nature preserves, read an update on Green River lock and dam removal and meet our new associate director of development.

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  • Magazine insert with photo of forest and river at top.

    Kentucky Nature News Fall 2021

    Newsletter

    Read about a 460-acre tract The Nature Conservancy transferred to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and about our new approach to agriculture.

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  • A large lock and dam.

    Kentucky Nature News Spring 2021

    Newsletter

    Learn about a biological assessment that clears the way for removal of Green River Lock and Dam #5.

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  • A smiling woman faces the camera and looks through binoculars.

    Kentucky Field Notes Fall/Winter 2020

    Newsletter

    Learn about the Great American Outdoors Act, Kentucky's largest-ever conservation campaign and more!

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    Kentucky Nature News Fall 2020 cover.

    Newsletter

    In this issue, we discuss the deepening love of nature many of us are experiencing during these uncertain times.

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  • Two black bears in the forest.

    Kentucky Nature News Spring 2020

    Newsletter

    This issue features black bear research, easement monitoring and a new fire partnership.

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  • A large tree is planted in a front yard.

    Kentucky Field Notes Spring/Summer 2020

    Newsletter

    Learn about the science of selecting trees for the Green Heart project, building a prescribed fire team, mitigating floods and more!

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  • Aerial view of the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee.

    Kentucky Field Notes Fall/Winter 2019

    Newsletter

    Learn about the Cumberland Forest Project, wetland restoration, Green Heart project tree research and more!

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  • A rocky outcrop frames a vast forested valley.

    Kentucky Field Notes Spring/Summer 2019

    Newsletter

    Learn about the Ataya property, a 100,000-acre conservation project spanning Kentucky and Tennessee.

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  • Aerial view of the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee shrouded in fog.

    Kentucky Year in Review 2019

    Annual Report

    Learn about the conservation accomplishments the Kentucky chapter had in 2019!

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  • A person kayaks on a placid body of water in a wooded area.

    Kentucky Year In Review

    Annual Report

    Read about the Kentucky chapter's conservation accomplishments that took place in 2018.

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  • Aerial view of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

    Kentucky Nature News Fall 2019

    Newsletter

    This issue features a new acquisition next to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

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  • Aerial view of an agricultural field.

    Kentucky Nature News Spring 2019

    Newsletter

    Learn all about sustainable agriculture in this issue.

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  • A woman stands under huge rocks and looks up at a tree growing between them.

    Kentucky Field Notes Fall/Winter 2018

    Newsletter

    This issue features Mantle Rock Nature Preserve and a new 5-year wetland restoration monitoring project.

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  • A person dressed in fire-protective gear stands next to a prescribed burn.

    Kentucky Nature News Fall 2018

    Newsletter

    This issue is all about partnerships, from prescribed fire to wildland firefighting to wetland restoration.

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