Places We Protect

Head outside and experience Kentucky's great places for yourself!

Together with partners, local landowners and people like you, we have helped to protect  50,000 acres of private and public land across the Commonwealth.

Our nature preserves include 18 miles of trail you can enjoy.  Use the resources on this page to help plan your exploration.


Nature Preserves You Can Visit

Bad Branch Nature Preserve
Dupree Nature Preserve
Hazeldell Meadow Nature Preserve
Jim Beam Nature Preserve
Pine Creek Barrens Nature Preserve
Mantle Rock Nature Preserve
Brown, Crutcher & Wallace Nature Preserve

Partner Sites You Can Visit

Explore these natural areas The Nature Conservancy played a role in protecting.

Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area
Boone County Cliffs Nature Preserve
Buck Creek Project
Dinsmore Woods Nature Preserve
Livingston County Wildlife Management and State Natural Area
Thomas Dorman State Nature Preserve

Other Places We Protect

While not open to the public, these nature preserves further important conservation efforts.

Baumberger Barrens Nature Preserve
Buffalo Trace Nature Preserve
Crittenden Springs Glade Nature Preserve
Cypress Creek Swamp Nature Preserve
Davis Bend Nature Preserve
Eastview Barrens Nature Preserve
Embry Lay Nature Preserve
Hunter Bluff Nature Preserve
Jacob and Annie Cohen Forest Tract
Mary Breckinridge Memorial Preserve
Mrs. Baylor O. Hickman Memorial Preserve
Pine Mountain-Mullins Nature Preserve
Primroy Creek Nature Preserve
Sinking Creek Nature Preserve
Sunset Barrens Nature Preserve

Project Areas

Learn more about the areas where we work at larger scales around Kentucky.

Grand Rivers Corridor
Mississippi River Bayous
Central Appalachian Mountains
Rockcastle River
Big Barrens
Green River
Kentucky River Palisades
Licking River
Salt River/Rolling Fork


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