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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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